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ROBINS REFLECTS ON COVENTRY POINT

10 February 2015

United drew 1-1 at Coventry City on Tuesday night.

Iron boss Mark Robins admitted it was hard to take a draw after leading for such long periods of the match, however he believes there are an abundance of positives to take from a draw at a place like the Ricoh Arena.

Talking on The Iron Player shortly after the game where a free-kick from Gary McSheffrey midway through the first half was cancelled out by a late Marcus Tudgay strike, Robins said there were many moments of the game to reflect on positively.

Robins said: “I thought it was disappointing not to pick up the three points, but there were a lot of positives in it.

"I thought we did okay in terms of possession of the ball and did a little bit better. It was important not to lose it, that’s for sure, and we can say we’ve thrown two points away but we’ve picked a point up and moved in terms of the points tally if you want to look behind us six points from a bottom four place.

"We’ve moved a little bit further away from the places above us but with games in hand against opposition I think we have to learn.”

Despite stretching United’s unbeaten league away run to nine games, Robins did admit that dropping points in the last two games has been a great shame after two performances that warranted so much more.

Robins added: “We’ve been in a decent position, but we’ve thrown a point away on Saturday and we’ve thrown two points away tonight, you can’t do that and you have to learn.

"Some of the game tonight we were a little bit naïve, I thought we started to look a little bit leggy towards the end of the game, and we had to try and go and counter that, get in their faces and try and stop it.

"That takes a bit of courage, takes a little bit of energy and perhaps we just lacked it a little bit tonight but having said that there was some good things to take out of the game, and I think we’d all admit that we’d say we deserved three points.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Gary McSheffrey and Alex Davey on The Iron Player.

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