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8 March 2014

Mark hugely disappointed with Doncaster defeat

Mark Robins described his side’s display at the Keepmoat as shocking as they fell to a two goal defeat.

Speaking to, Robins said: “Today was shocking; I have got absolute nothing to take from the game. We brought over 2,000 supporters and they wanted it more and bullied us; that was hugely disappointing.

“I don’t want to take anything away from Doncaster because they worked hard and closed us down, but we haven’t passed it well enough. We looked naïve and timid and a total opposite from what we delivered last week. It really isn’t good enough.

“The players look as if they put so much into a win that it takes them a week to recover. The only positive is that I have plenty to work on with the players.”

Town travel to Charlton before welcoming Blackburn within the next week and Robins is expecting a response. 

“The other good thing is that we have a game around the corner to put things right,” he said. “It is another one of those games when we have to put the performance behind us, but it is happening every week and it has to stop.

“The players have got to give me something because otherwise I have to change them. Doncaster are scrapping and we just haven’t got into the game; we didn’t earn the right to play.”

Describing the conceded goals, Mark felt simple mistakes cost his side: “We switched off for the first goal and didn’t defend correctly and for the second we got caught attacking, which we shouldn’t have done. It was shocking. We tried to bring people on, but that didn’t work and it was just one of those days where you have to take it on the chin but I am taking too many of those at the moment.

“They were willing to do whatever it took to win the game and we have to learn from that; we were naïve.”

On a slightly brighter note, both Jonathan Hogg and James Vaughan could be back playing with the week: “Jonathan should be fit for midweek and James could be available for Blackburn, but will miss Charlton.”

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