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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Bristol Rovers Defeat

City fall to defeat at the Memorial Stadium...

22 September 2018

The Sky Blues were unable to make it their third successive win in the Sky Bet League One.

Mark Robins’ side were beaten 3-1 by Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium, despite starting out on the front foot.

Post-match the City boss gave his thoughts on the performance from his players, emphasising his disappointment.

“That was majorly disappointing.

“We started off really brightly, we could’ve been three up before they shot.

“Then we’ve had a ten-minute spell where we shoot ourselves right in the foot and give them the game.”

Robins continued.

“The first goal seemed to unsettle us that much that we dropped off another 10 to 15 yards and gave ourselves a major headache.

“We tried to close those gaps, but it wasn’t sinking in, we went into that mode of fearfulness and the gaps between each other need to be kept reasonable.

“When we go goals down we also need to pass with purpose, we can’t just keep lumping balls forward as we don’t have those players.

“Eventually we got into dangerous areas, we had a goal disallowed but it was too little too late.”

It was a frustrating afternoon all round and the Sky Blues manager was left scratching his head.

“We need to go back and have a look at it.

“I’ve never seen a game like that, I’m left here scratching my head and you can’t legislate for the way we started and the chances we created.

“We gave them the three points, they didn’t have to work for them.”



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