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INTERVIEW: 'The important thing is that everyone sticks together'

The Gaffer talks transfer window and early season frustrations...

2 September 2022

Interviews

INTERVIEW: 'The important thing is that everyone sticks together'

The Gaffer talks transfer window and early season frustrations...

2 September 2022

With the Summer transfer window coming to a close yesterday, Mark Robins reflected on what has been a frustrating few days.

The manager revealed the club were close to bringing in a defender before the deadline, but due to a work permit being denied, the deal collapsed, to the frustration of everyone involved.

“We were definitely looking,” Robins said.

“We were trying to replace Dominic (Hyam) and we were looking to do some business and the club would have supported that but as it turned out there was nothing doing, and we were frustrated in our efforts.

“We had identified somebody and had gone down the route with them and they had medicals and all that and then he was turned down on the points based system so we couldn’t do anything and that was earlier in the week.

“So again, we were frustrated in that case. We then tried to move on to other things and late in the window you’re limited with what you can do.

“There were some young options there, but I felt that wasn’t the route I wanted to go down, so we had to stay with what we’ve got and there’s no point doing anything if it isn’t right.

“The obviously keeping everyone in the building is also significant and for us we have to get everyone together now.”

Now with the transfer window closed, attentions turn to tomorrow’s trip to Carrow Road, as City take on Norwich in Championship action.

Robins is looking to put the frustrations of the early season adversity behind him and move forward as he called for everyone to stick together.

“Everyone is affected by atmospheres and circumstances, the latter, which is something out of our control, but the atmosphere is something we can control.

“The important thing for me is that everyone sticks together throughout the frustrations. We’ve had so many frustrations over the years, and this is just another one which was unwelcome and unneeded and we have to face it together.

“There’s been some adversity which has gone on around the start of this season and we have to try and put that behind us and move on together

“I think that’s what keeps you strong and that what keeps you together. The supporters and the players rub off on each other and that is no more so when things aren’t going well.

“We need to turn it into a positive and that positive should be the relationship they have built over the years is a really significantly one.”


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