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The Reaction: Blues 3 Bristol Rovers 0

Posted: Tue 14 Jan 2014
Author: bcfc.com

The Reaction: Blues 3 Bristol Rovers 0

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Blues boss Lee Clark and captain Paul Robinson share their thoughts on the cup win against Bristol Rovers.

Lee Clark on his side’s performance and a welcome result...

“I was delighted that we won and kept a clean sheet. As a manager when you come up against lower league opposition there is the fear factor that you don’t want to be one of those shocks that we’ve already seen. Maybe the scoreline was a bit harsh on Bristol in the end, although I felt we dominated the game for large periods and had lots of attempts on goal.”

Clark on Blues finally getting a win in front of their own fans...

”Hopefully that scenario is off our back because we now have four home games on the bounce now - three league games and a cup tie against Swansea.  It sets us up. It’s now up to me to work extremely hard to get some additions because the 18 players I had tonight were the only 18 players I had available to me.”


Clark on Reece Brown’s first start...

”He’s a super little talent and I think there’s a lot more to come from what he showed tonight. We didn’t see all the attacking instinct he has when he can go past people for fun. But it was a more than good enough debut for a 17-year-old boy.” 

Clark on the prospect of facing Swansea in the next round...

”It’s exciting and one of the factors I spoke to the players about. Our Capital One Cup win against Swansea shows that if we do things right and all our players are on top of their game we can do it, so it gives the players that belief. What it probably won’t help us with is that Swansea will know what we’re capable of. But it’s a great game for us against one of the best teams in Europe at passing the ball. “

Captain Paul Robinson on scoring his first goal in five years...

“I thought the keeper was going to get it so I just kept my eye on the ball and was hoping he was going to miss it and luckily he did and I just caught it perfectly on my head. I didn’t realise it had gone in to be fair because the linesman had his flag up, but he was flagging that the ball had gone over the line. It was bit of a relief really.”

Robinson on getting a home win...

”It doesn’t matter what team you are playing against or what league they are in, we knew it was going to be tough for us. But once we got that first goal we seemed to relax a lot more and played a lot more flowing football.  We have to keep being positive, working hard on the training pitch and change our home form into what we’re doing away from home. We’ve got to go at full throttle because we’ll be playing some free scoring teams. We’ve got to be solid at the back but also scoring some goals.”

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