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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Barnsley Win

Manager pleased with 1-0 win...

15 September 2018

The Sky Blues continued their winning run in the Sky Bet League One this afternoon after beating Barnsley 1-0.

 Jordan Willis’ 80th minute header proved the difference and cemented all three points.

City’s manager Mark Robins was impressed with the performance put in by his team.

He said: “It wasn’t a perfect performance but a 1-0 win against a side who had gone so far unbeaten is a great afternoon’s work.

“I thought we were the better team even though they gave us a really tough afternoon.

“We gave them a tough afternoon as well.

“We had four or five chances that you’d expect the players who had the chances to score and if it weren’t for a mixture of rushing things, their blocks and goalkeeper saves we would’ve been out of sight.”

Barnsley have picked up seven points on the road so far this season, with two victories over Bradford and Rochdale and a draw against Scunthorpe United which exemplifies the statement of this win by the Sky Blues.

Robins continued:

“They’re decent and will shift you around.

“They’ll try and make things narrow so that they can utilise the width.

“They have good players that can move the ball and deliver balls well out wide to try and shift the balance.

“But we defended really well, we had to be solid and strong.”

Robins had much praise for members throughout the squad for their resilience and hard-work.

“The four plus Burgey were very good.

“Shipley must have run a marathon today, and Luke Thomas.

“Doyler was outstanding and marshalled everybody really well, Bayliss too was really, really good all the way through.

“Bakayoko hasn’t had many minutes but he came on and gave us an extra foothold in the game which helped to stop their right-back’s progress.

“It was a really good result for us."

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