Robins: We've Got To Take The Headlines

Last updated : 21 October 2017 By CNS Sport

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has said that his side have to take the headlines about their lack of goals as they failed to score for the fourth game running in a poor League 2, with a 0-0 draw against Colchester United.

Speaking to the Press Association, Mark Robins said: "We've got to take the headlines, the firing blanks headlines, the shot-shy headlines, because it's all right. Take it on the chin and do something about it.

"I'm looking for men to grow up and go and score goals.

"There's got to be a hunger and a desire to put the ball in the back of the net.

"It's all right saying you were anxious but what are you worried about? You're a footballer, you're worried about criticism from the supporters, you're going to get criticism if you're not scoring.

"They can't handle the pressure and I've got to change the way they're thinking.

"They're snatching at chances when we get them and again we've not created enough.

"We've got to find a way. We're in a difficult period, but people tend to forget we scored against Walsall.

"We've had the conversations, we've worked this week on positioning and it doesn't come overnight."

Colchester boss John McGreal was delighted with the point and said: : "It's a great point after losing a man with 15 minutes to go.

"You're coming away to a tough place, it's a good point.

"They're a good side and are going through a blip, every team has a blip in Division Two.

"These are a top team and they're looking to aspire to be in the top three and we managed it really well for a young team.

"I felt as though we broke what Coventry had thrown at us.

"We were getting in and around their box more than we were in the first 70 minutes.

"I just want to ask the referee the question about the sending off.

"From what the players have said, they're saying the linesman's saying it's not a yellow, it's a foul or whatever.

"It's not as if the lad's clean through and we've grabbed the ball back.

"I can't see how it's a yellow card anyway because the lad's got nowhere to go."