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23 February 2013

But unhappy not to have got all three

Mark Robins was satisfied to have recorded his first point in charge of the Terriers, but disappointed not to have earned all three at home to Ipswich. 

“We huffed and puffed and there was one or two leggy performances towards the end of the game,” he said. 

“We had to try and stop the rot in terms of conceding goals and try to get a bit of confidence going into the game. We controlled it from start to finish. We had seven shots on target and to not score any of them chances is a disappointment. We passed it OK and kept the ball well, but at times there was just that lack of confidence. Once that comes back, it will be more fluid but I will take a point. They were scrapping for their lives, they got men behind the ball but we just needed to put one of our chances away. I will take a point, but disappointed to not get all three.

“We’ve worked with the players on Thursday and Friday and tried to get into some of the fundamentals right that was lacking on Tuesday. But having said that, after the first twenty minutes, Forest were on fire. We just need to play like we did in that first twenty minutes for the full 90.

“There were signs that the players have been taking things on board, but slightly disappointing when we were going forward. Once the confidence is back and they are wrapping the ball into people’s feet it will be a lot better to watch. I’m happy with the way we set about our task today.”

The fans were disappointed to see Adam Clayton substituted in the final third of the game, but Robins confirmed that the midfielder was suffering with fatigue.

“I manage how I see fit and if there’s a player that seems leggy and I need to keep the centre of the park locked up, then that is what I’m going to do. It wasn’t a negative move; I wanted to get Jack Hunt onto the right hand side to give us a bit more width. It almost worked. We’d got Theo Robinson up front and Sean Scannell giving us width on the left and we got into really good areas, but just didn’t take our chances.

“I’ve got to be satisfied, but just a point wasn’t what I was hoping for.”

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