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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins on Sheffield Wednesday win, progressing in FA Cup and Jamie Allen injury

City book their place in the next round...

6 February 2024

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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins on Sheffield Wednesday win, progressing in FA Cup and Jamie Allen injury

City book their place in the next round...

6 February 2024

Mark Robins confirmed that Jamie Allen suffered a fractured cheekbone in the 4-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The midfielder was involved in a late challenge, which saw the City man suffer the fracture in the incident.

Robins provided an update on the midfielder, whilst also looking back on his sides victory in the FA Cup fifth round.

 

Looking back at the game…

“The performance was good from start to finish, maybe a little sloppy in terms of giving them chances but they throw bodies forward and try and press high up and make you give the ball away and make you feel that pressure and on a really slippy surface today, rather than a poor one, we gave them too many sighters.

“They made it difficult in terms of the fouls they were giving away and holding onto jerseys and pulling back and making it difficult because they couldn’t live with us.

“We didn’t get enough free kicks from those situations because play went on and thankfully, we played some decent football, but the goal we conceded was poor from a corner we didn’t defend properly and that was the only bit of disappointing play.”

 

Second half display…

“We had some really good possession and some scintillating bits of play and we have Callum O’Hare whose on fire linking up with Kasey, Haji, Torpy and Josh Eccles and then Jay Dasilva, I think he played his best game for us and the cross for Haji was the icing on the cake and then two goals in-between that from Callum and I think it was a seven minute spell we put the game to bed.

“We had other chances with Fabio and Ellis, but I think it was a really good performance.”

 

Kasey Palmer’s goal and performance…

“I thought Kasey was brilliant tonight, that first run he went on and the calmness and patience he showed to create an opening for himself, and he finished it brilliantly.

“He continued there all evening with his performance.”

 

Jamie Allen injury…

“The only sour note for us is Jamie Allen has suffered a fractured cheekbone.

“Di’Shon Bernard has left one on him and it needs looking at it was naughty, and I want people to look at it because something needs doing about it.

“Just leaving things on players is ridiculous and it’s not on, he has quite a depressed facture and I’m just hopeful he doesn’t need surgery.”

 

Overall performance…

“When they’re on it and when it clicks it’s absolutely outstanding and when they want to play, that’s what they can achieve and if they can carry on in that vein then we’re for some real treats from now until the end of the season.”

 


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