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Robinson asks for a response from his side

9 December 2021

Manager Stephen Robinson wants his team to respond in the right way after Tuesday night’s defeat to Sunderland AFC in Sky Bet League One.

His side face another difficult away trip to Fratton Park at the weekend to take on Portsmouth, and Robinson has challenged his side to be a bit braver in their play. 

“We need to get six points from the next three games to be exactly where I thought we would be, so it is not a mad crisis,” he said. 

“There was nobody more humiliated after the result [against Sunderland AFC] than me, I take it personally, I don’t think I left my house for 48 hours. 

“But we are back in, it is a case of bouncing back again - motivating the players because they are human, they make mistakes, we just need to be braver and make better decisions.”

The Shrimps sit just above the relegation zone after 20 games, and Robinson adds that the league table does not have any baring on him and his team yet. 

“I don’t pay too much attention to the league table until it really matters, if you’re top of the table in December you don’t get promoted, same if you are near the bottom, you don’t get relegated in December,” he added. 

“I think if you told me with one game of the season to go that we were fifth bottom, I would have snapped your hand off. 

“If we finished it here it would be a huge success for the football club, but I think we can get higher up the division.”

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