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

City held at home to Bristol City...

30 January 2024

Interviews

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

City held at home to Bristol City...

30 January 2024

Mark Robins gave an honest assessment of his sides performance in their 2-2 draw against Bristol City.

The Sky Blues had to come from behind late on to rescue a point, when Ellis Simms struck moments after Bristol City had taken the lead.

Speaking after the final whistle, Robins looked back at the proceedings and gave an update on the injury to Ben Sheaf.

Looking back at the game…

“That’s the first time we can say we haven’t performed anywhere near our level; we gave the ball away too easy.

“I’m looking at the pitches we’ve played on at Sheffield Wednesday for two games and I think that’s taken a bit out of us that’s for sure.

“I tried to give them some rest to recover, and this league is relentless and unforgiving and you come up against an opponent who has just beat West Ham and drew to Forest and we’ve just had two games against Sheffield Wednesday on a tough pitch and difficult circumstances and emotional baggage taken away from that game and we’ve come into this one and really struggled to reach those heights and it felt a bit flat.

“We weren’t good enough with the ball and out of possession we were sloppy and looked flat so to get a point is a plus and a real positive and definitely a point gained.”

 

Getting back level so late on…

“The fact we got back into it with a really good shot form Liam Kitching and the keeper has parried it and Ellis has reacted well and controlled the bobbling ball into the back for the net which is a much-needed goal for us and them.

“To get that goal at that stage is a real positive and I said it last week if you can’t win it don’t lose it and it keeps the unbeaten run going.

“They looked like they had energy but had we been anywhere near it I suggest we would be won the game, but it wasn’t mean to be.”

 

The performance from his side…

“You can count on three fingers where we haven’t performed very well this season and one finger here, I think that is the first time we’ve performed like that here, but that’s not permanent.

“It will come back, we’ve had a kick up the backside in terms of performance, but they’re a brilliant bunch and we will have a better performance this weekend I’m sure we will get one.”

 

Ben Sheaf update…

“It looks like a hamstring. I’m hoping it’s not a significant one but we will have to wait and see when its scanned.

“It will be a minimum of a few weeks that’s for sure.”

 

 


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