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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Hull Reaction

The Gaffer's thoughts after the win at Hull...

30 October 2021

Sky Blues manager Mark Robins praised his side for digging in to take away all three points against Hull, today.

A first-half diving header from Matty Godden sealed the game for the Sky Blues and Mark Robins spoke on the general performance of the team.


“I’m glad to see the back of the game in fairness, we said last week to the players that they had to come and win and when you say that, you put them under pressure, but they stood up to it.

“We prepared really well this week and they’ve come out and played some really good football to be fair.

“A great ball from Ian Maatsen and a good goal for Matty Godden, who continues his goalscoring run, I think he’s been in really good form, I think Vik was back to somewhere near his best, the goalkeeper kept him out with a smart save, and Callum O’Hare had an opportunity on the edge of the box, one he couldn’t get his shot away.

“The keeper kept them in it, we had two or three good opportunities, there was one where if Vik released it a little bit earlier, we could’ve tapped it in, but that’s nit-picking you’re looking at them to try and play a perfect game and that never happens.

“I thought we moved the ball well, caused them one or two problems, we want them to go and attack.”

After picking up five points in the opening seven away games, the onus was on the Sky Blues to turn around the form on the road, and Robins highlighted the importance of doing so.

“It’s a starting point, we’ve got eight points from eight away games, and that’s the starting point, the points away from home, we have to grow in confidence and that will do us the world of good.

“[Hull] put us under pressure, they’re a good side, Grant McCann’s teams always play football and try and drag you into areas you don’t want to go, but that was good because we’re coming up against another on Tuesday night at home, with Swansea. 

“It’s a really good three points, a fantastic clean sheet, which is just as important, good atmosphere, the supporters played their part again, they have travelled a long way and seen us over the line, a really good day.”

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