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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Bradford Win

City secured a 2-0 win over Bradford City...

19 April 2019

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins was left feeling pleased with his sides 2-0 victory over Bradford at the Ricoh Arena.

Goals from Jordy Hiwula and Bright Enobakhare either side of half time secured the win City.

But the manager believes that his side probably should have won the contest by a bigger margin.

He said: “They haven’t really lost heavily at all. They lost a man which gave them a big mountain to climb.

“It was always going to be a tricky game, but I think that we controlled it from start to finish. I thought that Bradford were quite clever to start with, but we managed to get our passing going and we could have won it by more.

“Having said that, at this stage of the season, the pitch was bouncy and bobbly, and we didn’t take those chances that we created again. We took two of them, two really well worked goals, so I’ve got to be happy with it.

“I’ve just said to them in there that we have to play with more intensity because we have got to be ready for Monday because that will be one of the hardest games of our season.”

“If you look at their defending, they have defended the middle of the goal and they have blocked everything centrally.

“Jordy has had a chance where he’s hit it first time, but he is not sure of the bounce. He’s thinking that he may miss that, and they are all looking to take that extra touch, but I am looking for them to be more instinctive and they can do that.”

Despite the win, the manager thinks that his side just need to have that bit of extra belief in front of goal.

“Look at Kelly’s pass for Luke Thomas, the one touch pass that was drilled about 50 or 60 yards into his path – it was outstanding.” He said.

“It shows that they can do it and it is just their belief and getting in to areas.

“I just wanted a little more intensity in our play, it was just a little pedestrian. I think they contributed to that where they just sat behind it. I don’t want us to force it but we can move quicker and we can move the ball quicker that shifts them out of position.

“There is not a reluctance to shoot. It can be frustrating to watch, but we have to work out a way of creating that chance.”

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