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PUSB: Read Mark Robins' programme notes as he previews tonight's game vs Norwich City

17 February 2021

Manager Mark Robins has looked ahead to tonight's game against Norwich City in his regular programme column.

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As each week, Mark Robins has reflected on recent games and looked ahead to the upcoming match in his regular programme column, which you can read in full in PUSB.

Robins reflected on Saturday's defeat at Cardiff as the 'poorest performance of the season in terms of the fundamentals of the game'.

"In the last 15 minutes of the game, we started to create more chances and got a goal back but it was too late at that point and ultimately I don’t think we deserved anything from the game," said Robins.

"We have to fight, scrap, create and then take our chances and not give opportunities away, and that is something we want to see starting tonight when we face Norwich City."

This is the third time that the two sides have met this season, having also been drawn together in the FA Cup, and Robins wants his side to play with creativity and confidence in the latest encounter.

The Sky Blues boss, a former Norwich striker, said:

"They are a side who are amongst the contenders for promotion this campaign, but we have shown against them and other sides that we can compete and cause problems for teams who have those ambitions this season.

"Tonight we need to show the creativity and the confidence in our own abilities that we know we have, and there needs to be more determination to keep the ball out of our net from minute one and to earn the right to play as we know that we can."

Concluding his message ahead of tonight's game, Robins issued a rallying call, adding:

"I know we all feel disappointment when we have defeats like we did on Saturday, but it is important to remember where we have come from in a relatively short period of time, how we function as a football club and what our objectives are, and now, more than ever, that we stick together, remain focused on our aims for the remainder of the season and continue our development."

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