Head Coach Mark Robinson didn’t feel we did enough to come away with something from our trip to the Stadium of Light on Saturday and aims to put that right, having suffered our first defeat of the season.
Carl Winchester’s speculative shot from distance took a deflection in the 64th minute to give the hosts the lead and that’s the way it stayed, as Sunderland claimed all three points.
“You can’t hide behind a deflected goal,” said Mark. “There was a reason why we conceded a goal on Tuesday (against Gillingham) and there’s a reason today. They had a few other chances, to be honest, apart from that. You can’t consider yourselves unlucky because it’s a deflected goal.
“We haven’t got up to the ball. He should never have got a shot in anyway. There are other things we haven’t done well enough too. We haven’t come here, I believe, and looked like a team who really believed they could win. We had some moments, kept the ball quite well in the first half, but need more purpose. There’s things that we need to rectify.”
While Robbo had praise for the saves made by goalkeeper Nik Tzanev to keep us in the game, he also felt we didn’t impose ourselves or test late replacement Anthony Patterson enough in the Sunderland goal.
You can see the full post-match interview with Head Coach Mark Robinson below, via the link to our official YouTube channel.