Date: 27th September 2015 at 7:39pm
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Manager Mark Robins has said he’s confident that Scunthorpe will once more come back fighting following defeat to Southend United yesterday.

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Audio – Robins On Southend Defeat

Speaking to the Official Site following the two one defeat at Roots Hall, Robins told the assembled press that the players had the perfect chance to make up for a second successive away loss, with the upcoming double header at Glanford Park.

‘Ultimately, it`s been a poor day. It`s a game we should have won, without a shadow of doubt. Ultimately they`ve done what they do better than what we do well. We`ve been disappointing.’

Robins goes on to say that we had a ‘really good start’ with Gary McSheffrey’s goal and it was a good goal at that, but having given ourselves the ‘leg up’ in the match we just didn’t kick on the ensure we won it and put it out of sight.

‘We`ve got to win these games. It`s one we should have won and we`ve not made them work hard enough to win the game. Again it`s a tale of something we are getting fairly used to and fairly fed up with if I`m honest. We`ve got to be better than that – we`ve been poor. We`ve got to turn things around and the good thing is that it is in our own hands to do that. I can see anxiety on the pitch and I can see that they want to try and do things but fear-freezing and not doing things.’

The gaffer went on to say that simply put ‘life`s hard. Life`s not fair. Results go against you’ but what counts in the game is how you react to that, how you redouble your efforts and how you mentally come back stronger from those knocks.

‘We come out fighting or you fold – and we`re certainly not going to fold. We`ve got to keep fighting and make sure we do it justice, because we didn`t do it justice today. We are better than that and we weren`t good enough today. That was clear. That was evident and we need to put it right as quickly as we possibly can do. The only two good things for me today are Gary`s goal and the game that comes quickly on the back of this at home to Walsall.’

Robins ruefully goes on to say that a fortnight ago he thought we’d turned a corner and got the kind of home form that he felt we deserved from our efforts, but at this stage a corner has been returned and now it’s about our away form.

‘Literally a fortnight ago we came out and said we had turned a corner. The home form is good; it is the away form that needs to get better. I think that at this stage, we can all overreact and the start hasn`t been great, it`s been poor. We`re better than that, but we`ve got to show it.’


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