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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Luton Clash

The Sky Blues come away with a point at Kenilworth Road...

24 February 2019

Mark Robins has credited his Coventry City side following their 1-1 draw away against league leaders Luton Town. After Matty Pearson’s early goal, Jordan Shipley drew the Sky Blues level and saw the game out to share the points.

Robins has praised his side after fighting to the very death to pick up a great point and believes a sloppy goal could’ve stopped his side taking all the points.

He said: ‘’We conceded a really rubbish goal, we’ve been working on drills for hours like that, but we still conceded it, it shouldn’t have come to it.

‘’Lee Burge should’ve saved it, fortunately he made amends right at the death to keep us in it and pick up the point in the end as it was their last chance.

‘’Luton are a really good side, it took us a while to get used to it and get our foot into it today, but once we did get our foot into it we looked good too and caused a threat.’’

Robins believes before forward Amadou Bakayoko was forced off, that he had a stone-wall penalty turned down and that it could’ve got his side back into the game sooner.

Bakayoko was replaced by Jordan Shipley 30-minutes in, Shipley was the man who drew Robins’ side level following a well-worked assist from Jordy Hiwula.

Robins said: ‘’Luton is a really hard place to come and it was a tough-earned point, it’s the first time this season they’ve dropped points after scoring the first goal, so that’s very pleasing for us.

‘’We had a young team who all played really well and stuck at it, we lost Bakayoko early doors, he should’ve won a penalty, from where I was it was a clear penalty. Following that we scored a good team goal for the equaliser, it was a hard-earned point, but deserved which we worked hard for.

‘’It was important for us to get a goal back today, after the news we’ve hard it’s vital we keep going, keep getting the results and the supporters keep cheering on the players too, it will all give us a chance.’’


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