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Robinson: “Individual errors are costing us.”

16 October 2021


Robinson: “Individual errors are costing us.”

16 October 2021

Manager Stephen Robinson says despite a determined performance, individual errors cost the Shrimps on Friday night against Burton Albion.

Morecambe took the lead courtesy of Liam Gibson’s first goal of the season, only to concede two minutes later and again on fourteen minutes.

Thomas O’Connor netted a second on 49 minutes before Cole Stockton scored a consolation with the last kick of the game, and Robinson says the team must stop making simple mistakes.

“Some of the goals, the individual errors, are very, very hard to justify, and very, very hard to change on the training pitch,” he said.

“It’s a work in progress, I am fully, fully aware of what needs to be done and what needs more and more work.

“I can’t question their desire, it’s not fitness levels, it’s not organisation, the goals that are being scored against us are crazy individual errors.

“Either you have to take people out of the team, or their concentration and mentality has to change, and that’s up to me, I have to change that, the coaching staff are working tirelessly to do that, and we will continue to do that, we will get it right, I’m determined with it.”

Irrespective of the result, the manager was pleased with a number of standout performers, including Alfie McCalmont, Toumani Diagouraga and Cole Stockton, who netted his 12th of the season in all competitions.

Robinson added: “The performance of Alfie McCalmont tonight, he didn’t deserve to be on the losing team, Toums [Diagouraga] the same, and Cole scores again, I didn’t think he was at his best, but he scores again.

“It’s up to me to rectify that through hard work, through getting the team to gel and get the right balance between them, and we’re aware of that.

“Credit to the fans, they come up here, they’re still singing, they’re singing my name, and I can’t accept that, I take full responsibility for it and it’s something I will rectify and put right.”

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