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16 April 2013

Mark doesn’t want to dwell on poor showing

Mark Robins felt there wasn’t much in tonight’s defeat at Blackburn, but he wanted to move on quickly from what was a poor result.

Town seldom threatened the Blackburn goal throughout the 90 minutes and were undone by a smart finish from former striker Jordan Rhodes.

“There wasn’t much in the game, but I felt that Blackburn had a better attacking impetus than us,” said Robins. 

“We need to move on really quickly and prepare for Saturday. The pitch didn’t help us tonight; it wasn’t too much different to the one that we have to play on! Our performance was chalk and cheese compared to the Wolves one. The game wasn’t a great one to watch by any stretch of the imagination, but we haven’t threatened enough.

“We can’t give away goals like we did tonight, it was very poor; but again we can’t dwell on it. Like we didn’t dwell on the win on Saturday, we can’t over react to this defeat.”

The Terriers find themselves back in the drop zone after the defeat with three games of the season remaining.

“That is the way the league is,” Robins said. “We have been in the relegation zone before and it looks like it will go down the last game. We know what we have to do, but it looks like we will need more points than we thought – the league is incredible." 

Robins tried to make Town more of an attacking threat with the introduction of Jermaine Beckford and despite going close; he was unable to reproduce his heroics of Saturday.

“We were poor in the middle of the pitch in the first half; we had an extra man in midfield but we weren’t utilising him, so we tried to go more direct. Overall we were disappointing; there were too many players who didn’t perform like they did on Saturday.”

On the injury front, Mark confirmed that Jack Hunt has returned to training and could be in contention for Millwall, but Danny Ward is still awhile away from a return.

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