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Robinson Not Dwelling On Cup Exit

24 August 2016

Manager Stephen Robinson does not want to dwell on the club’s EFL Cup exit to Preston North End.

Two second half goals sealed the win for the Lilywhites at Deepdale last night and the manager was quick to turn his attentions to the league campaign.

He said: “I’ve just said to the boys in the dressing room that I don’t want to see any of them downbeat. 

“We’ve come and matched a really good Championship side that have spent two years building what they have got. 

“We take a lot of positives from the game and go to Bradford firmly believing that we can get something from the game. 

"They were two bad goals to concede but we haven’t made it a habit to concede bad goals. We’ll deal with that. 

“The reality is that we were never going to win the cup but the league is a massive priority for us, and it always has been.”

Preston’s second goal came from an error from goalkeeper Connor Ripley but the manager had positive words to say about his number one.

"I’ve got nothing but praise for Connor, he has just made a bad decision. With a young goalkeeper, they are going to make mistakes at times,” he admitted.

"He made a mistake but he’s actually kept us in the game in the first half with a super save so he will pick himself up. He’s a strong character and we didn’t lose the game because of that.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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