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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Millwall Reaction

The gaffer's thoughts after Millwall...

29 December 2021

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins reflects on the game against Millwall and the current covid situation.

Following a disrupted couple of weeks, due to continuous positive covid tests, Mark Robins spoke of how it’s taken its toll in the defeat to Millwall, as well as the recent run of fixtures.

“On the back of a defeat like that, where you’ve conceded a free-kick, is disappointing, there’s no doubt about that, but we had no quality in the game, having said that its been bitty for the last couple of weeks.

“We had so much more of the ball, we didn’t cause them enough problems and had that lack of quality and everyone was off it.

“We’ve trained with eleven players, when Millwall were talking about having problems, everyone’s having problems, it’s very difficult to manage the situation and we looked exactly what we were, like we hadn’t trained.

“There looked like there was two penalties in the game, one on Callum O’Hare, and the other one on Viktor, later on in the game, but we didn’t get it, so we won’t moan about it, from our perspective it was important we played because of the games we haven’t played.

“We were getting frustrated with heavy touches and decision making, we’ve got to be better, but it’s understandable with the lack of preparation.”

Robins admits it’s been a challenging couple of weeks in terms of preparation and spoke on how it’s affected the usual proceedings at the club.

“Everything is to do with covid, Fanky, Gustavo, Simon Moore and others that haven’t been able to train because of contact, it’s just a nightmare.

“We’re testing all the time, you could come in to training without it and leave with it, and then we’re told we don’t have to test on a matchday, but we continue to test people to keep people safe.

“It’s unprecedented times and we’ve got to do the best we can, it gets people down, the atmosphere was different and for us we’ve got to regroup and get back on track."

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