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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects on Gillingham Draw

The Sky Blues were pegged back late on...

2 February 2019

The Sky Blues missed out on all three points at the Ricoh Arena as Gillingham’s Tom Eaves equalised with a spot-kick in injury time.

Bright Enobakahre had initially put City ahead in the 68th minute, but it wasn’t to be for Mark Robins’ men.

The Sky Blues manager was left angered from the final result and spoke to the local press after the game.

“I’m absolutely fuming, that’s two points we have thrown away.

“We got the breakthrough and then you want to push on, but we were all over the place for the goal and it’s a major disappointment.

“We were the better team once again; however, we didn’t take the chances we created.”

Robins felt that City could have dealt with the penalty situation far easier and therefore have come away with a win.

He continued: “We were saying at half-time it looked like a 1-0 game and we managed to get the goal.

“But then Willis who hadn’t really put a foot wrong all game then decided to listen to a shout back to the goalkeeper that wasn’t on.

“It wasn’t just him, Dom [Hyam] has gone in for a header when he didn’t need to.

“We also had three players out of position in Thomas, Enobakahre and Bakayoko that have stayed up field when we need to make sure we are in position and solid."

The Sky Blues boss admitted the team need to start playing without fear moving forward into the next games coming up.

“We aren’t there yet, we need to go out there and enjoy playing and not fearing taking that shot or trying that pass.

“Shipley has hit one well at the end and that’s absolutely fine, if it goes either side of the keeper it flies in.

“We don’t need to get bogged down after missing chances, we need more belief.

“We are now on 40 points so we need to kick on from here.”

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