Robins: We Have To Take It On The Chin

Last updated : 14 April 2017 By CNS Sport

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has said the Sky Blues cannot feel sorry for themselves after drawing 1-1 with Charlton Athletic and being relegated.

Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: “I’m frustrated and sad. I think it was one of those days where we felt hard done by because we’ve played ever so well. The players have given me everything again and Charlton didn’t cause us too many problems.

“We’ve conceded a really poor goal from a set play, we worked a really good goal and their ‘keeper has probably been man of the match. He has made some fantastic saves from really good opportunities and that would have seen us through.
“There hasn’t been any question about the teams desire and commitment. They’ve been fantastic, there is still things that can be better but to turn it around like they have in such a short space of time is amazing.
“It’s a crying shame we have run out of games, but we’ve got to take it on the chin, it has happened. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we have to make sure we rebuild properly and have a real go next year.
“Hopefully we only touch this level and we can continue to progress, but we need to make sure we rebuild solidly so we have enough strength in depth. There is a definite amount of quality in the young players, but they need some more experience around them.
“It’s hard to take, but they can learn from this. Even though they’ll have a relegation on their CV, it is something you can learn from and make sure it never happens again.”