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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Looks Back On Scunthorpe Defeat

City fall to defeat at Glanford Park...

5 January 2019

Mark Robins saw his Sky Blues' three-game winning run come to an end at the hands of his old club Scunthorpe United.

Robin's spoke after the game about how the afternoon unfolded in his eyes: "I think we were sometimes a little bit on the back foot, and we allowed that to happen. 

"But that is the nature of and the make-up of the team - that performance is one you would expect from a young team.

"They [Scunthorpe United] have a lot of experience in there, and what they did is that they made us work really hard away from the ball towards our own goal."

Robins alludes to the performances that his Sky Blue squad have produced of late and highlights that those heights were not reached today: "I felt that it was a fairly even game, without us getting to the performance levels that we have had lately.

"The disappointing thing for me is that I want them to get to a stage where they can relax - I want them to go out and take the game to the opponent.

"You can see what happens there when we can throw caution to the wind at times and go wand attack with the purpose that we showed at the end."

The 49-year old admits that there was some frustration beginning to creep in toward the end of the game, and insist that if different choices were made, City could be leaving Lincolnshire with at least a point, or maybe three: "After we conceded we looked like we were going to get back into the game. I was thinking that if we got one, then they would drop and we started to build pressure on them.

"But then it is frustrating because we are not making the right decisions."

Despite losing the three-game winning run in the league, Robins is adamant to take the defeat in his stride and learn from going into the second half of the season: "There are some good things within our make-up, within the team and within our play. We just have to make sure that we learn from this.

"We have to learn from this defeat and take it into the rest of the season that we need to go into games with no fear - absolutely no fear. Just go and play."


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