Date: 7th December 2015 at 4:46pm
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Manager Mark Robins has given his thoughts following our FA Cup second round draw against Leyton Orient at the weekend.

Audio – Robins Talks Orient Draw

Having called for a reaction to the heavy Peterborough loss in our last game, ahead of this one, Robins was left telling the Official Site in his post game press conference that he felt a draw was probably the right result on Saturday, because neither side really had any good opportunities on the day to have taken the victory – so he was relatively satisfied to have another bite at the cherry in the replay.

‘We`re in the hat, we`ve got a clean sheet and a replay. I thought the game was tough, but it was poor as a spectacle. There weren`t many clear cut chances and the conditions sort of made it difficult for both teams. We live to fight another day in the competition, it`s a clean sheet and we`re in the hat. We`ll be able to see who we are likely to get and then we have to see if we can win the replay. I thought it was a typical FA Cup encounter in December where the weather was a bit inclement.’

With chances few and far between, arguably Hakeeb Adelakun had our best chance of the day, and probably our best chances on the day full stop but was thwarted by their goalkeeper at every turn.

‘There wasn`t enough quality in both penalty areas and hence it was 0-0 today. I thought it was difficult for everybody. Hakeeb freed himself up a few times and managed to get a couple of shots away. We had a chance right at the death with Paddy on the right, but we just need to take a little bit of care with the final ball. Aside from that, it was a scrappy game. A typical cup tie? Probably not, but with the conditions, maybe so.’

With the replay yet to be set, but likely to take place on Tuesday December 15, Robins is obviously hoping Glanford Park advantage gives us the edge.

‘The thing that we can take out of today is that it was a clean sheet. It wasn`t a great performance by any stretch of the imagination. They contributed to that because they made it hard for us and fought. It gives us an opportunity to get through to the next round with the replay and also the added bonus of knowing who you`re likely to face should you get through.’

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