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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Nottingham Forest Reaction

City were beaten at the death against Nottingham Forest...

4 November 2020

Mark Robins saw “positives” from his Sky Blues side performance after they suffered a late defeat at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.

City were on top for the majority of the contest and, after Callum O’Hare had cancelled out Scott McKenna’s opener, looked the most likely side to win the game.

However, the Sky Blues were denied a point with the last kick of the game, after Lyle Taylor picked himself up to convert from the penalty spot.

Robins saw the positives of City’s performance despite not getting the result they wanted at the City Ground.

Robins said: “We wanted to try and win it, I thought we were on top in the game, they were looking for whatever they could get, they would have been happy with a point at the end of it, but it wasn’t to be and we’ve just got to move on from it.

“In the circumstances with injuries and the games that we’ve got to play there was some good really positive things to take from it.

“To concede the way that we did for both goals was poor, I can understand why Leo hasn’t cleared him out because he’s on a yellow card, we shouldn’t be playing the ball backwards, we did that a little bit too much.

“We’d have been disappointed to come away with a point, never mind losing, we did particularly well in the second-half, we were much better, we got ourselves back in the game with a really good goal, hit the post and had numerous chances to finish off.”

The manager praised his side for producing a superb second-half performance but admitted it was disappointing to come away with nothing after such a good away performance.

“We shot ourselves in the foot by giving a chance away at the end and you have no time to come back, the game’s done.

“McFadzean is saying that he didn’t touch him, there was a coming together, and Lyle is clever he’ll get his body in front of you and as soon as he feels contact he’ll go down and give the referee a decision make.

“That’s our luck, we’ve had bad luck, we could have made it a lot easier for ourselves by taking the chances we created, on the upside we’ve come away from home and played really well, we’d have been disappointed not to take all three points, but to come away with zero is a travesty really.”


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