Coventry City manager Mark Robins has described his side's 2-1 EFL Trophy Northern Section Group E victory over West Bromwich Albion U21's, which ultimately meant nothing as Walsall won 1-0 at Shrewsbury to go through, as a strange one.
Robins told the media after the game: “It’s been a strange one really, Walsall scored late on, although that has no bearing on what we’ve done, but that’s three wins in a row.
“We made some good movement and there was good play from us tonight, from what was a fairly young side apart from Beavon and Vincenti in the first half.
“But at the end of the day, you look at the performances as a whole and it was ok, we defended alright apart from once or two occasions, but O’Brien made some good saves, but apart from that it was ok, no complaints.
“We’ve gone out to two League One sides, who we lost to one with the final kick of the game with a free-kick, which was a bitter pill to swallow at the time, but they’re flying high at the top of League One.
The other was Walsall where we was 2-1 up and conceded a late goal, so really we only have ourselves to blame, but we can take a little heart from it overall, because we’ve been a young team and we’ve managed to get some development into some players.”