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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Rotherham United Reaction

City claimed a 1-0 win at the New York Stadium...

15 April 2021

Mark Robins was full of praise for his Sky Blues after they claimed a “huge” win against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium on Thursday night.

Leo Ostigard’s second half header handed City all three points which lifts the Sky Blues six points clear of the Millers with five games left to play.

The manager stressed the importance of winning all three points in South Yorkshire and was pleased to keep a clean sheet.

Robins said: “We started the game really brightly, their keeper has made three out of this world saves that kept them in the game, that’s been the story of our season to a degree.

“The keeper made three unbelievable saves, he’s thrown himself in front of everything tonight, all credit to him, Rotherham are a really tough team to play against, they ask you questions all night.

“We were brave, we were strong and solid, the clean sheet is massive, Leo’s got his goal, he’s been really unlucky all season and he’s managed to get a really important one for us.

“It’s a huge three points, it drags a few other teams into a bit of difficulty, that’s always good, there’s a lot of football to be played, we’ve got three home games and two away games left, it gives us a really good feeling going into Sunday, It’s a big, big, three points.”

Robins also praised his players for dealing with the pressure of the fixture and producing an excellent performance against a tough Rotherham side.

“The lads have stood up and been counted magnificently well, they have done whenever we’ve needed to and that is a brilliant away performance, it’s something we should have been doing a lot earlier.

“It’s a pressure game, the build-up to this game is the most we’ve felt coming into a game this season, to deal with it and handle it the way that they’ve done was spot on, the players were absolutely spot on.

“The players have just switched their focus on, the meeting they had together as a group was a big thing psychologically, for me it was huge to see that happen.

“You can see what it means to both teams, to come out on top with a clean sheet at a really tough place, bear in mind we lost four-nil the last time we were here, tonight they’ve stood up and been counted, I’m delighted with that but there’s still a lot of football to play.”

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