18th Sep, 2018

Robins slams 'embarrassing' Coventry City performance at Morecambe

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY City boss Mark Robins slammed his side’s performance against Morecambe as ’embarrassing’.

Vadaine Oliver earned the the Shrimps a first half lead before Callum Lang’s strike in the second half sealed victory for the hosts.

The result dropped City to seventh in the SkyBet League Two table, though they are level on points with Swindon, Mansfield, Colchester and Grimsby – all of whom are below Coventry.

It means the Sky Blues are one-point clear of 12th placed Newport County, and Robins admitted Saturday’s result was ‘difficult to come to terms with’.

He said: “That was men against boys from start to finish.

“The players know how I feel. It is very difficult to come to terms with.

“Today’s showing was nowhere near a side that deserves to be anywhere near the top end of the league.

“There was no know-how and no fight. We looked lacklustre.

“We were disjointed and never worked them out really.”

Robins replaced popular forward Duckens Nazon at half time after the City boss concluded the Frenchman’s partnership with Marc McNulty and Max Biamou wasn’t working.

He said: “Nazon didn’t give us anything – something had to change.

“I tried to start with the three of them all on (Nazon, McNulty and Biamou), but if it does not work then we have to try and do something to stop their attacks because they were putting us under pressure. They found it too easy against us.

“We were way off them from the start. We looked short of any confidence.”

Robins also added he felt sorry for the supporters that made the lengthy trip north.

He said: “The weather is horrendous and they (the fans) have had to work hard to get up here. We have not given them anything.

“It really annoys me and it hurts.

“People pay good money and we have not got anywhere near them.”

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