Mark disappointed to concede unbeaten home record
Mark Robins told htafc.com that his players have to believe in themselves more if they are going to beat the likes of Watford this season.
Town took an early lead through Danny Ward’s first of the season, but quickly gave up the advantage when Fernando Forestieri netted before Daniel Pudil scored the winner.
“We executed our game plan perfectly during the opening twenty minutes and got our noses in front, but one or two mistakes affected our mentality and we backed off. We worked very hard and on that front I can’t ask for any more, but I wanted more quality,” Mark said.
“It is all about belief,” he added.
“Everyone who plays for this Club has to believe in themselves. We have made big steps over the last couple of months, but we are still another away from being a very good team.”
The defeat ends Town’s seven match unbeaten run at home this season.
“I am frustrated because we have given up our home record through our making,” said Mark. “I thought our goal was a really good move and at that point they looked nervous. Danny has been really unlucky because he has been due to start a couple of games and then picked up an injury. He looked sharp today and was unlucky not to grab a second goal. His fitness was excellent; probably the best that I have seen from him.
“We put a lot of balls into the box and had we tried to get across the front of their ‘keeper we might have scored.
“I don’t want to criticise Alex (Smithies) because he has been fantastic and the ball was spinning a lot, but we have gifted them both goals,” he added. “We are learning as we go and I want to see more of what I saw during the first twenty minutes.”