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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Watford Reaction

City produced a good display against the Hornets...

6 February 2021

Mark Robins praised his “outstanding” Sky Blues side after City held promotion chasing Watford to a goalless draw at St Andrew’s on Saturday lunchtime.

The Sky Blues created plenty of chances but couldn’t find a winning goal that their performance deserved having proven more than a match for the Hornets throughout the encounter.

Manager Robins thought his side were magnificent in the lunchtime class given it was City’s fourth game in the space of just 11 days.

Robins said: “If we had lost that game it would have been an absolute travesty, they had one flicked header that hit the outside of the post, other than that we were absolutely magnificent.

“It’s our fourth game in 11 days, we had an unbelievable amount of chances against a team that we lost three-nil to in a cup game last season, we almost beat them at their place, we’ve not had the same chances today.

“The injury list is as long as my arm, the players that are in the team are fighting, they tired late on in the game which is why Callum O’Hare and Gus Hamer came off because there our most creative players.

“We didn’t take the chances we created, we’re only a win away from mid-table and then we’re talking differently, all the players deserve an enormous amount of credit because they worked their socks off, I thought we were outstanding.”

Robins now hopes the Sky Blues can take the positives from their performance and felt his side more than deserved to win the game after a dominant first-half performance.

“You have to consider the players you’re playing against, they’ve got Troy Deeney who’s their record goalscorer and Ken Sema who’s created the most goals for them this season.

“They’ve had an extra days rest, four games in 11 days is an absolute joke at the level that we’re playing at, we’ve got to look at the positives and take them into the next few games.

“We’ve just got to look at the teams above us and try and catch them, we have to have somebody who gambles and anticipates and gets the goal for us when we’re on top, we were well on top in the first-half and it’s a real travesty that we haven’t won it.”

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