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Robinson: 'We deserved a point'

18 August 2021

Stephen Robinson felt that his team were more than good enough to secure a point on Tuesday night.

It wasn’t to be though as Michael Smith’s stunner saw Rotherham United walk away with all three points, but the Northern Irishman was happy with his side’s performance overall. 

“I don’t think there was too much in the game if I am honest, I think if it would have finished 0-0 it would have been a fair result,” he said.  

“I don’t think either side created too much, they are a very good side and they are the best side we have played so far, in truth they probably used the conditions better than we did.” 

“They delivered balls into the box, their set-plays were very good, they tested us, we have come up against a side who will be right up towards the top of the league come the end of the season but it was a good performance."

Goalkeeper Jokull Andresson was beaten from 35-yards out on the hour mark by Smith’s looping effort, but Shrimps boss Robinson was keen to concentrate on the positives from him young shot stopper. 

“I thought Jokull [Andresson] was outstanding tonight, I think he made some very important saves and his decision making was really good,” he added. 

“He is only 19 years of age, you have to remember that - he has lost the ball in the wind and it happens, people make mistakes. 

“We gave the ball away high up the pitch, so there is four or five different people that can do a bit better in the lead up to the goal, we are a young squad and we are still learning, everything is a learning curve."

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