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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins QPR Reaction

Read the thoughts of the manager after the final whistle…

28 August 2021

Mark Robins reflects on a ‘brilliant start’ to the season and his sides performance against QPR.

The Sky Blues kicked off on the front foot but were unable to find an opener, despite creating many chances.

A quick-fire double from Lyndon Dykes and Yoann Barbet knocked City back, eventually securing the points for the hosts.

Mark Robins was pleased with his sides performance and believes there are positives to take from the match.

“I thought we started off really well, we created a lot of good chances, played the ball really well, cut them open at times, got in with a lot of stuff we’ve worked on in the week and that was pleasing.

“The only thing I’d say is, when you get that many chances, we have to be more clinical, we take one of them chances, it changes the mindset of the opponents.

“These [QPR] are a good team, at the start of the season when you watch them you think they’re going to be there or there about, they move the ball really well and having said that we came here last season and got nowhere near them and to be in the game means we’ve moved forward.”

“I’m disappointed with the result, they had a bit of joy in the second half, we were trying to be on the front foot, which is why we started so well.

“We were a little bit loose with the ball, they ended up building moment with the switch of play and they got a goal.

After an inspired game-winning substitution last time out against Reading, Robins looked for the same impact again off the bench and explains the reasons behind the changes.

“I made a couple of changes, I thought Martyn Waghorn and Vik were really good up-front, they worked their socks off, they were intelligent as well, but they just ran out of steam.

“The players we brought on, Tyler and Matty, you try and make that change and hope they work off the ball, but have that energy to get off the back of them, unfortunately it didn’t work out.

“You make those changes and it has an impact, and the impact they’ve made in past games has been massively positive.”

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