Date: 7th September 2015 at 4:59pm
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Manager Mark Robins has talked of the importance at remaining calm following the weekend’s defeat to Blackpool.

Their first half goal was enough to separate the sides at full time despite us having the vast majority of chances in the game, and speaking to the Official Site following the one nil defeat, the gaffer explained that the performance overall certainly wasn’t good enough but we should’ve taken something from it given the opportunities we created.

‘I didn`t think it was good enough but we had 20 shots and ten or 11 on target so we could have won the game easily. They`ve set up for a point and come away with all three so they`ll be absolutely delighted and for us it`s devastating because we knew we should have won the game. I thought we lacked a bit of tempo in the first half because they sat behind the ball but we were better in the second half. The change at half time gave us a bit more impetus with Hakeeb Adelakun coming on and the changes we made were all positive. We`ve got to make sure we improve but the players are giving me everything they`ve got and we`ve just got to remain calm and not make them anxious.’

With plenty of summer changes to the playing squad the gaffer knows there’s still an element of bedding in, but clearly we were hoping for a better return than five points from the opening six games so he knows we are short of where he would’ve envisaged us being now into the second month of the season.

Again though the message is patience and not panicking.

‘They were hanging on at the death and we could have done with the game going on for longer. I know it`s not good enough. This is a results based industry and we know we`re almost a decent side but almost a decent side isn`t great. Could the result have been better? Absolutely. Could we have taken more chances? Absolutely. Could we have made more chances? Probably not. People might overact but we`ve just got to make sure that we maintain the calm heads and make sure it gets put right as soon as we can. Six games have gone and we`ve got five points. It`s not enough – we were looking for seven points more if we could but it wasn`t to be in this round of games.’

Robins ends by saying that all we can do is take it on the chin, and look for further improvement again so that we do catch up on the points we feel we should have on the board but don’t.

‘I share the supporters’ frustrations because you can`t do much more than create the opportunities that we`re creating. We`ve just got to take it on the chin, move on and try and make things better.’


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