Robins Disappointed With City Defeat

Coventry City manager Mark Robins said that he was disappointed with the defeat to Burton Albion tonight.

City went behind to a goal from Akins which looked offside but levelled through Tom Bayliss in the 50th minute. Ten minutes later and a poor Liam Kelly back pass was cleared by Lee Burge to Jamie Allen who thumped it into the net.

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“We started off really brightly in the opening exchanges,” Mark Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire. 

“However, we were a bit negative and did spend too much time on the ball.

“As soon as they started to get a foothold in the game we conceded a poor goal.

“We worked our way back into the game with a great goal. “We found Tom [Bayliss] in space and he struck the ball really well, which is what I’ve been trying to get him to do.

“Tom has those goals in him and from now on he needs to continue to get into those positions and be positive in front of goal.

“We could’ve even gone two up through Luke [Thomas], but unfortunately for us it hit the inside of the post and came out.

“Then, we gave away a horrendous goal with Burge not dealing with the situation well enough, but it was still a good strike to finish it off.”

Coventry City had their first sending off of the season when Bright Enobakhare was sent off and Robins said: “All of a sudden, after playing so positively, Bright [Enobakahre] is sent off after a change of referee.

“Straight away the new referee went for a yellow card, and whether he knows if there has been a booking or not I have no idea and therefore sent our player off.

“From then on we had an uphill task against a team, which we mustn’t forget, were a Championship side last year and still have a lot of experience within their ranks.”