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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Luton Reaction

The Gaffer gives his thoughts after the final whistle...

29 September 2021

Speaking after City’s defeat this evening at Luton, Mark Robins said his side should have coped better with the home side’s threat but believes his team can’t dwell on the match with Fulham to come on Saturday.

The Sky Blues went down 5-0 at Kenilworth Road after a difficult start in Bedfordshire.

“I’m glad it’s over to be honest. 60 seconds into it, we have succumbed to what we knew they were going to throw at us and we’ve just not dealt with it so that’s disappointing.” Robins said.

“Apparently the foul was outside the box so it shouldn’t have been a penalty in the first place so that’s disappointing as well.

“Having said that I’m not going to bleep too much as there are four more that went in after it.

“We have to deal with things better and then not let ourselves, you saw what happened, we ended up getting dragged in and we ended up trying to chase the game early on and you don’t need to chase the game early on and we ended up our down before we could breathe.

City have only won once away from home so far this season and Robins believes it is something they need to look at after winning all their home games.

“Our away form hasn’t been brilliant, we’ve scored a couple of goals away from home and that is something we’ve got to look at, at home it has been a different story so hopefully we can park this and move on from it quickly in terms of the mental side of it and get on with it on Saturday as we have a tough team Saturday.

“I think tonight we didn’t create enough and didn’t get near the goal. They were very good at what they did and we weren’t very good at dealing with it and that’s the disappointment for all of us tonight so we’ve just got to dust ourselves down and learn from it and not let it happen again.”

There was a stoppage in the first half of the game when a City supporter was taken ill and the manager wished him well as well as complementing the 1,032 travelling support.

“Obviously one of our supporters was ill but I’ve been told that he is ok so thankfully that’s the case and we wish him all the best, on a difficult night for the football club, that is probably the best news we have had this evening.

“The supporters stayed with the team and that was fantastic. I think we need to sort of park this for this moment in time because there is not enough time to turn it around and focus on the Fulham game on Saturday.”

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