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Robinson proud of his players

2 January 2022

Shrimps boss Stephen Robinson says the way his players played in the second-half against Doncaster Rovers gave him something to be proud of.

Trailing 3-0 at the break, Robinson’s side had it all to do. 

Two Stockton goals alongside strikes from Jonathan Obika and Toumani Diagouraga saw the home side take all the points in a dramatic finale at the Mazuma Stadium, and the gaffer says his side deserve a lot of credit for their battling display. 

He said: “I didn’t rant and rave at half-time, I just said to them keep doing what you are doing, get one goal and they will crumble, that’s what they did and you have to give the players a lot of credit for that.

“They showed great character, the fans could have easily turned on the players, they didn’t and that has to be admired as well, that just shows you the benefit of getting right behind the team. 

“Once we got a glimmer of hope we showed a lot of composure, we didn’t go long and try and chase the game, psychologically this is a huge results and I am proud of the players.” 

Robinson continued to laud his players in his post-match press conference, and added that his side should be admired for the way they continued to play football rather than lose their composure. 

He added: “Anthony O’Connor was outstanding, he’s carried the team a lot over the course of this season, having to play with different partners, he showed us a real captain’s performance. 

“There were a lot of good performances, Shane McLoughlin in that second-half was back to his old-self, Toums [Diagouraga] gives us a bit of ownership on the ball. 

“I thought Aaron Wildig made a difference when he came on, there were a lot of really good performances, to a man they are to be admired."

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