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REACTION - High praise for debutant Chris Camwell as Mark Robins laments second half display

Coventry Editorial 30th Apr, 2017

FOOTBALL: MARK Robins praised the performance of debutant Chris Camwell after the Sky Blues ended a disappointing 2016/17 season with a 3-1 defeat away at Scunthorpe United.

Academy full-back Camwell was handed his first senior start for the club in place of Chris Stokes on the final say of the League One season.

“Chris Camwell has come in and made his debut and I thought he was absolutely fantastic,” said Robins.

“We have had a lot of injuries to deal with, but it just goes to show what he is capable of. I thought he was outstanding today.”

Three second half goals saw Scunthorpe come from behind to claim a 3-1 win after midfielder Vladimir Gadzhev had given the Sky Blues a narrow one-goal lead at the break.

Robins added: “Of course we’re disappointed with the result, we won the first half and lost the second.

“If we had got the goal where the ‘keeper has made an unbelievable save and go 2-1 ahead we probably see the game out, but it wasn’t to be.

“In terms of performance we were okay apart from the two lapses that gave them the goals. We got stretched a little and Bishop has walked onto to one and stuck it in from 20-yards. All three of the goals were very well taken.

“There in lie the difference between the two teams, we were not clinical enough in front of goal. Scunthorpe didn’t have the right to score those goals because of the positions they came from, but finished them all well.

“Vladimir Gadzhev took his goal well, we know what quality he possesses, he is an international. Again, if you look at the chances we have created it just proves we need to be more clinical in front of goal.

“I’ll be sitting down with the players soon, I may well have made my mind up but people will find out in due course.”

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