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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Doncaster Result

27 October 2018

Sky Blues manager Mark Robins was proud of his side following their fifth league victory in a row after they beat Doncaster Rovers 2-1.

City led after first half goals from Jordy Hiwula and Luke Thomas, but a Joe Wright goal for the visitors ensured a nervy finish at The Ricoh.

However, the Sky Blues held on to claim all three points and Robins was pleased with his side’s performance.

He said: “I thought it was a good game, first half was really good, and I thought we played some good stuff. We kept them at bay really and we had some good chances.

“We took the lead through another set play and the second one is a brilliant strike from Luke Thomas, which is nothing short of what he deserves with his work rate since he’s been here.

“I’m delighted for everybody really because that was a huge shift at the end of a really tough week.”

The Sky Blues were forced to put their bodies on the line in the second half following a series of dangerous attacks from the away side.

But, a fantastic display from the back four sealed the win for City and left Robins delighted with the defensive efforts on show.

“It was an amazing performance, amazing work rate. There was a desire to win. When you’re in front like that, you know the opposition is going to come at you, especially when you’re tired it gives the opposition a lift.” He said.

“Having said that, playing on the counter attack we probably had about two or three opportunities to take the lead even further.

“We conceded a poor goal from our point of view, but I think that they probably deserved to score over the game because they created a lot of opportunities themselves in the second half.”

Left back Junior Brown made a crucial block in the last few seconds of the game to deny John Marquis an equaliser for Rovers.

“It just shows you that there’s a desire there and a will to win and that epitomises it.” The manager said.

“I’m delighted with the three points, delighted with the win and the application from everyone and it was just a great win.”


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