4th Jul, 2022

'We will take the point' says Robins after Chesterfield bore draw

FOOTBALL: SKY Blues boss Mark Robins said his side will take the point earned from Saturday afternoon’s clash against Chesterfield despite missing a host of chances.

Strikers Marc McNulty, Stuart Beavon, Duckens Nazon, and Tony Andreu all failed to find the back of the net as Robins’ men dropped to tenth in the League Two table.

It proved to be the third consecutive league game in which the Sky Blues failed to register any goals.

Despite this, Robins said his side will take the point and use this week to work hard on the training ground ahead of Saturday’s home clash against Port Vale.

“Although I am disappointed, we will take the point and we have a week now to work on this and we will be working very hard,” said Robins.

“You can tell that we have been on a three-game winless run. We passed without quality. You could tell that it was a nervy encounter.

“Having said that, we have created some really good chances and had plenty of opportunities.

“After three defeats on the bounce, that could be a good point if we get some more points on the board at home in the coming games.”

Though the Sky Blues failed up front, they did keep another clean sheet and have only conceded three goals all season. Only Cambridge can match that record.

But a lack of converting chances up front restricted the Sky Blues to just a point.

Robins said: “Their ‘keeper made some unbelievable saves from one of two of McNulty’s chances.

“McNulty also missed one that went behind him at the end and the one that he went through with, which he did absolutely everything right.

“It was an outstanding run. He went past the defender like he was not there, I thought he might have gone across Ian Evatt because he would have been sent off in that instance, and then he opened his body brilliantly but just failed to hit the far post.

“He is too good a striker not to put balls in the back of the net. He will not keep missing.”


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