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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on Sheffield Wednesday draw, Victor Torp's debut and FA Cup replay

Read the thoughts of the City boss...

26 January 2024

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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on Sheffield Wednesday draw, Victor Torp's debut and FA Cup replay

Read the thoughts of the City boss...

26 January 2024

City boss Mark Robins gave his assessment of proceedings, as the Sky Blues were forced to settle for a replay at Hillsborough.

Victor Torp scored on his debut, which looked like it was going to be enough, that was until Djeidi Gassama equalised late on.

Reflecting on the game, Robins explained the six changes to his team and Victor Torp’s debut against Sheffield Wednesday.

 

Looking back at the game…

“If you can’t win don’t lose. We bring them back to our place and we will have a right go.

“I thought the game was scrappy. The pitch was difficult, and they make it difficult with the way they set-up.

“We took the lead through an unbelievable strike, brilliant goal. We could have capitalised on other chances and Ellis has had one in the second half that stands out and if we take that we go on and win, but we didn’t manage to do that.

“They come back into it and their player has a shot from the edge of the box that takes a deflection and beats Ben, but then we go down the other end and we could’ve snatched it, but their keeper makes a good save to deny Jamie Allen.

“I thought there was some bits of quality from us and that was the tale of the game really.”

 

Six changes…

“There was a number of reasons, btu there are significant fatigue elements that come into it, Tatsu for one.

“He needed a rest, he was absolutely shattered, the intensity and frequency of the games catches up with you, so he needed a rest, you can’t keep doing it.

“Haji has just come back from injury, Callum O’Hare looks dead on his feet, he’s played on this pitch Saturday, and they look leggy, so with the game coming Tuesday we wanted to give them time to recover so we don’t get injuries.

“We wanted to bring Josh Eccles off, but we couldn’t, and I thought he done really well in the game, but he looked leggy.

“Thankfully we’ve come through it injury free and we’ve got minutes into players and a lot of them are up to speed now and we got some rest into others and we go again Tuesday.”

 

Victor Torp’s debut…

“It was a tough game for him to come into. Difficult pitch, he’s a good player and a good footballer and he has that in his locker,

“It was a brilliant goal, brilliant debut, welcome to Coventry.”

 

Kasey Palmer’s reaction he received…

“He’s playing football. We’re in a game where we work really hard, and they come out to entertain people and it shouldn’t happen.

“It’s a disgrace, the reaction was a disgrace, people need to take a look at themselves, what are they doing, ridiculous, it was an absolute joke.

“Kasey is a football player, he has a family, he just wants to enjoy his football like.”

 

 


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