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Robinson looking to go again after international break

10 September 2021


Robinson looking to go again after international break

10 September 2021

Shrimps boss Stephen Robinson is calling for his side to continue where they left off after a strong opening five games in Sky Bet League One.

Following a rare week-off for his side, manager Robinson says that after a few days off, he’s hoping his side can continue their fine form, starting off with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

“We’re getting there, we’ve done some really good work,” he said.

“We gave the boys a couple of days off in-between to refresh their minds, mentally as well, and their bodies, and we’re ready to go.

“It’s [the break] given us more time to work on things, it’s got more people fit and more training time under their belts as well so, outside Jonah [Ayunga] and Jon Obika, we’ve got a fully fit squad to pick from.”

Reflecting on his first three months with the Shrimps, the 46-year-old admits it’s been a full on start to life at the Mazuma, but one that the club is benefiting from.

“It was a real hectic introduction,” Robinson added.

“The club’s been on a bit of a whirlwind since we came in, in terms of signings, in terms of structure, in terms of linking up with Lancaster University with the training ground, so it’s been non-stop.

“I think the coaching staff need a break more than anybody, but we’re all raring to go again, we’ve had a great week’s training, real positivity around the place and as I say, I’ve got real selection problems now.”

Looking ahead to AFC Wimbledon and the threats they pose, the Northern Irishman admits he sees several similarities between his side and the Dons.

Robinson added: “I’ve watched AFC Wimbledon numerous times now, they’re a good side, they’re very well coached, you can tell that.

“They change formations, they’ve got some very good individuals and I think they’re very similar to ourselves, but these are the games that really matter.

“Your Sheffield Wednesday’s and Ipswich’s, they’re bonus results, these are the results that really count in the season at the end of it.

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