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Robinson: 'The fans were incredible'

14 August 2021

Manager Stephen Robinson praised Shrimps fans as they flocked to the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

In-front of near 3,800 spectators, Robinson’s side were outstanding, seeing off Shrewsbury Town by two-goals-to-nil and the 46-year-old loved having supports back in the stadium. 

“It is enjoyable again, winning or losing, getting stick or getting paise, it is real football,” he said.

“The backing from the fans today was incredible, the second-half when they see a group of boys press like they did today, they are going to make mistakes, everyone makes mistakes. 

“But when they see the lads perform like they did today, they will get behind us 100% and that is exactly what they did.” 

Goals from Adam Phillips and Cole Stockton sealed the win for the hosts, but it was a Man of the Match performance from Ryan Cooney that really caught the eye, and Robinson says his application this season has been exactly what the former Motherwell boss is looking for. 

“Ryan has come back a different character, he was always a very good footballer but he seems to have bucked his ideas up on how he prepares himself on and off the football pitch,” he added. 

“He is performing well in the gym and we’re getting closer to the fitness levels that I expect from him, there is still a long way to go. 

“He’s nowhere near the end product but he is a very good player and I though he was tremendous out there.”

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