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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on Sheffield Wednesday win and condemn's racial abuse aimed towards Kasey Palmer

The manager gave his full-time reaction...

20 January 2024

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on Sheffield Wednesday win and condemn's racial abuse aimed towards Kasey Palmer

The manager gave his full-time reaction...

20 January 2024

Mark Robins was pleased as his side made it nine games unbeaten with a third win on the bounce in the league against Sheffield Wednesday.

Ben Sheaf scored twice as City climbed back into the top six with three points at Hillsborough.

The game was marred late on when Sheffield Wednesday supporters aimed racial abuse towards Coventry City midfielder Kasey Palmer and Robins condemned the gestures made towards his player.

Reflecting on the game…

“It was a really good result to back last week’s result up.

“It was a tough game. The way that they set out to play, they try and play on a what is a difficult surface, they they’ve trained on this week, as have we at ours.

“We've come out of it on the right end of a good score line and I think there's been some brilliant performances within it.

“I think Ben Sheaf was outstanding, not just the goals that he scored, but it was an all-action performance from him, he broke play up and he got us moving forwards and he's weighed in with two goals and they were outstanding.

“The first one particularly, but the second one as well, they’re different types, and he’s arrived in the penalty area and there was a player that I played with that looked exactly like that, Bryan Robson, I thought he was absolutely outstanding today.

“We've had some good performances throughout.

“I think we found it tough to play out because of the press, but when we did get through, we looked like we were a threat on the counter-attack when we were moving forwards.”

 

Sheffield Wednesday’s threat…

“They are set up athletic and they are strong powerful athletes that are really playing pretty well and are picking up some really good results.

“It's a different performance from the one we're faced only a few weeks ago on Boxing Day.

“Our support got behind us, as they always do and they helped us over the line.”

 

The goal we conceded…

“We conceded a really poor goal. I didn't quite see it in fairness because everybody was stood up in front of us.

“You knew because the balls pinging around we didn't deal with it and then we knew it was going to end up in the back of the net and that was what happened.

“The pleasing thing for me is that it didn't rock us too much. We just went and played again. made some changes and sured things up.”

 

Sheaf’s first goal…

“His first touch set it up. He moved it across his body and his body shape and position was just perfect for the for the finish.

“So as soon as you do that, you know he's got a chance of finishing it and it was nice to see it hit the back of the net.”

 

Being back in the top six…

We’ve got 18 games, we'll have a look when we've got two games left and then see where we're at then but it’s going to go down to the wire, the league's really tight and you can see that.

“The more games that we can win and if we can keep picking up performances we're inevitably going to pick points up so there's confidence there, there's no doubt.”

 

Racist abuse aimed towards Kasey Palmer…

“There's been a ridiculous few people that have decided to do whatever they've done and they've made some racist remarks or comments.

“It will be dealt with and hopefully they'll get it on camera and they'll deal with them.

“There's just no place for it. It's ridiculous in this day and age, just grow up.”

 


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