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Robinson delighted by Shrimps’ display in draw against the Gills

12 February 2022


Robinson delighted by Shrimps’ display in draw against the Gills

12 February 2022

Stephen Robinson has expressed his pride at Morecambe’s performance against Gillingham, saying the Shrimps were unlucky not to take all three points.

A wonder strike for the visitor’s courtesy of Ryan Jackson broke the deadlock on 72 minutes before substitute Jon Obika levelled the game 12 minutes later.

Reflecting on the game, Robinson said the Shrimps did everything correctly and he can’t fault their performance.

“I thought we totally dominated from start to finish,” he said.

“We had enough chances to win maybe three or four different games, but I can only give credit to the players today on a really difficult surface.

“We passed the ball, we showed great desire, we pressed them, there was some super, super football played, chances created as I said, there’s not a lot more you can do in football.”

Despite numerous chances created and plenty of possession, the Shrimps had to settle for a point on the day, and Robinson says he feels nothing but pride for his team’s performance.

“I’m gutted for the players because that deserved a win today,” he added.

“A wonder strike has cost us two points, but I’ve just said to them ‘I’m actually proud of you today’, and I think people can see they’ve given absolutely everything for this football club, so I’ll stick up for them to the hilt.

“I don’t care if I’m repeating myself, I am sticking up for the players, they’ve given me everything, [they’re] good footballers.

“I can just encourage them to keep playing, and passing, the style we want, and keep entertaining people.

“It’s difficult as a manager to go and criticise anybody because they’ve given everything for me and the football club, if they keep playing like that, I genuinely believe we’ll get out of this here.”

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