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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Burton Draw

City go to the top of League One...

14 September 2019

The Sky Blues went top with an away point at Burton this afternoon and manger Mark Robins was keen to take the positives from an action packed 0-0 draw.

Both sides pushed for a winner all the way to the final whistle but it was City’s second half performance and reaction that pleased Robins the most.

Robins said: “There were a lot of poor decisions made from us and from them, some unforced but most were under pressure because both teams have tried to press.

“We couldn’t get out in the first half so we remined the lads of what we had worked on and we were much better in the second half.

“There is still a long way to go for us and the good thing is we did get a little more of a foothold in the second half and that was something that was missing a few games ago.”

Before the game Burton were five games unbeaten and Robins was prepared for a difficult game against the Brewers.

“It was always going to be a difficult game and one of the biggest tests we will have this year so to get a clean sheet way from home is generally really good when we have not played as well as we can.

“Second half was more like a basketball game, it was end to end, there were some good efforts and good football played from both teams.”

The Sky Blues face AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday evening leaving only a couple of days recovery for the squad.

Robins said: “We have to recover well for Tuesday night because both sides tired visibly in the second half, conditions were warm and there has been a lot of games in the first six weeks of the season but I am looking forward to the game.

Robins was also keen to acknowledge the excellent support from the travelling Sky Blue fans.

“The atmosphere was excellent and again our support was phenomenal, it is really helping the side  especially into the second half of games.”


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