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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Bristol Rovers

Robins gives his thoughts on draw with Gas...

7 April 2019

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins took the positives out of the 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers at the Ricoh Arena.

Despite the game ending goalless, the manager was pleased with his teams’ efforts, but believes his side once again failed to take their chances in front of goal.

He said: “I thought we did everything that we could do to win it, I thought we played really well and defended really well.”

“I thought we created brilliant chances and unfortunately we passed them up.

“There is a lot of good things in our play, but it is just that last bit and I keep saying it. It’s not just strikers, everybody can score goals and there is no rule to say that it is only the strikers that can score.

“We have had plenty of chances to win it and we didn’t take them, but there is a lot of good stuff and I have got to take those positives. When you get to this stage of the season you are trying everything that you can do to try and win the game.”

Robins believes that the away side worked hard for their point on the road, but it should have been all three for the Sky Blues.

“They haven’t conceded many goals, but they have been scoring of late. I think they shipped four at Doncaster Rovers, but Doncaster were clinical in that game and really put them on the back foot.

“They have come today and changed the formation, changed the personal, and they have managed to hang in and get a point.

“They have worked hard for that point, but we have worked hard to create a load of chances and we have done it, and some of the football on a really difficult pitch has an impact.

“At league one level that does have an impact on the strikers, they need to maybe look up and have an extra touch.

“We can say that we are disappointed but realistically we have done really well and created a lot of chances, but it is just that last little bit that we need to get right.

“Next season we need to improve in those areas which have cost us from being a top six team.

“We are so close because there is a lot of good stuff and a lot of that stuff is very difficult to do and it is very difficult for teams to stop when they are free flowing.

“It is what it is, we have created good chances and the keeper has made a few good saves, but we have missed a few where we should have buried them.”

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