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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on Hull City draw and provides Ben Sheaf update

Here's what the manager had to say...

15 September 2023

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on Hull City draw and provides Ben Sheaf update

Here's what the manager had to say...

15 September 2023

City boss Mark Robins believes the game was there for the taking, after his side were forced to settle for a point at the MKM Stadium.

Joel Latibeaudiere had headed City in front in the first half, but three minutes from time, Aaron Connolly headed the Tigers level.

The Sky Blues boss also revealed that midfielder Ben Sheaf missed out through injury and is expected to miss a period of time.

 

The goal conceded…

“I think the manner of the goal that we conceded was poor.

“We defended the first phase really well and then stood in and what we did do is we ran out of steam because we kept giving them the ball back and giving them a chance.

“When it's one nil you've always got a chance to concede and then they got a really poor goal from a flick header from a cross where we haven't moved in a second phase we haven't defended properly.”

 

The first half…

“I thought we'd done really well in the first half and I thought we looked really threatening.

“There was some really good play, we kept the ball well and played through them and I thought they found it really tough.”

 

Team selection…

“We've got two plays in Jamaica that didn't get back until yesterday morning, almost afternoon. So to work with them and for Joel to get through the game was phenomenal and I thought there was some really good performances throughout.

“Luis Binks coming in is training brilliantly well. Joel, really good, Milan was outstanding against a really difficult opponent.

“Josh Eccles and Kells did well, and we lost Ben Sheaf to injury on Thursday morning, so he's going to be out for a period of time.

“He’s injured his groin and there's a tear in there so it's going to be a few weeks at least.

“Jay Dasilva has only trained a couple of days, but it was a really good performance.

“Yasin coming into the team gave us that energy and some guile and I thought he did well for the hour.”

 

Looking back at the second half…

“We're trying to find a pass and try and get the strikers in but we have to make things happen.

“We turned it over too many times. We stopped playing and that's something that we have to build into and not really worry about that too much.

“I know we're going to be really good. It's that process of getting there and when we say about, if you come away from home and draw game, every point is a really good point it's just a matter of it it’s disappointing because that was avoidable.

“We could have gone on and won the game because there were chances to go and win it and we just gave the ball away. It just didn't look fluid there and that's the next bit when we've got to try and get up to speed for one of the better phrase.”

 

Reflecting on the game…

“The game was a really good game. It was fast. There was a lot of questions asked by both teams.

“They are different. Liam's working with them really well, but from our point of view, I thought the game was there for the taking and we didn't we didn't take it by the scruff of the neck and finish it off.”

 

 


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