Date: 20th September 2015 at 6:11pm
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Manager Mark Robins has said he feels that there wasn’t a great deal between Scunthorpe and Rochdale yesterday, despite us having nothing to show for our efforts.

Rochdale 2-1 Scunthorpe & Highlights
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Speaking to the Official Site following the two one loss, Robins explained.

‘There wasn`t a great deal between the two sides. We had decent opportunities – we hit the crossbar, we`ve scored a decent goal from a corner and we`ve conceded two really poor goals. The first one wasn`t great. It may have gone through a load of bodies, but we should still be dealing with that and then for the second one we should deny the cross. We should have stopped the cross and when the ball came in we needed to do better – our body positions weren`t right, we weren`t deep enough in terms of being goal side of the attackers. That was the disappointment, because I thought we had done okay in the game. We defended pretty well, they move the ball well and they are a good side.’

With brief lapses in his eyes costing us dearly in the game, Robins says he felt a point would’ve been a fair return, but it was a solid defensive display that gives rise to positives, so it’s again about building on them to be better in the future.

‘We started both halves quite well – the second half in particular with Paddy hitting the bar to give us the lead – but that was the story of the day. I honestly didn`t think there was a great deal between the sides and Rochdale are a really good side. If we go back to last week, we were more aggressive in our mindset right the way through the game and there was no way Coventry were coming through. Today we`ve switched off on two occasions and they`ve managed to get two goals.’

With Murray Wallace getting on the scoresheet to register his first goal in our shirt since arriving on loan, Robins was also pleased with that.

‘I was delighted for Murray. It`s another piece of training ground work that has paid off. It`s the other side of it that frustrates and angers you. We were solid throughout, but there are two instances where we have been punished and that`s the cruelty of it. The reality is we`ve defended pretty well and we`ve avoided a lot of threats on the wings due to the full backs and the wingers doubling up. The ball comes into the penalty area and everybody says whose fault is that – because there`s a blame culture. It`s everybody`s fault and we`ve got to do this collectively. We`re almost a good side and we`ve just get to get over this last little bit which is holding us back.’


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