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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Peterborough Draw

Sky Blues earn a late point at the Ricoh...

23 November 2018

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins was left feeling relieved after a 90th minute goal from Conor Chaplin ensured that his side earned a share of the spoils against Peterborough.

Ivan Toney had given the away side the lead in the last minute of normal time, but Chaplin’s goal in added time sees City move into the Playoff places.

Despite snatching a late point, Robins was left frustrated that it wasn’t all three.

Speaking after the game, he said: “I would have been devastated with a defeat and the manner of the goal that they scored which we gave them, it would have been harsh.

“It was brilliant to get back in, we showed great character right at the death, to get an equaliser so quickly after was brilliant.

“Conor Chaplin keeps his record up of getting late goals, certainly at home, which is good, but I’m still disappointed that we didn’t get all three points.

“I think we were capable of doing that, I thought our performance was very good all night against a good side. They play in a way that tries to put you under pressure all the time, but I thought we played well.”

A draw sees the Sky Blues put a stop to their three-game losing streak, and the manager was pleased with his side’s efforts against the Posh.

“That was back to, more or less, like what we are capable of doing.” He said.

“The only downside of it is that we didn’t take one of our chances or the final pass was not quite right, but not to worry about it just keep plugging away, keep going, keep having shots.

“They’ve shown great character again. I’m delighted because it felt like two points lost when we were 0-0, but then to score a goal, with both goals coming late on, I’m glad we’ve scored, I’m glad we’ve got on the scoresheet.”

Chaplin’s goal sees him cement his place at the top of the goal scoring charts for the Sky Blues, but the manager was quick to heap praise on the whole squad.

“I’m pleased for Conor Chaplin and pleased for Bakayoko.” He said.

“I’m disappointed for one or two of the others. Jonson Clarke-Harris was magnificent, (Lee) Burgey has made a couple of good saves, but other than that not really tested. He’s come out and taken a corner right at the death. His distribution was a lot better tonight.

“Everybody looked a little bit less nervy, certainly second half, I thought we were a little bit nervy first half but a bit less nervy overall.

“We tried to do the right things, tried to do the things we do day in and day out in training and it’s almost paid off, but almost not.”


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