Callum Robinson was bitterly disappointed in the manner of North End’s defeat on the club’s annual Gentry Day this afternoon.
Robinson felt that although the 4-1 scoreline flattered the hosts at the Hawthorns, PNE’s No. 7 believed the goals conceded could have easily have been averted.
“It’s not a nice one to take considering how well we’ve done at times this season” said Robinson. “Conceding four really soft goals is obviously very disappointing for us.
“Throughout the 90 minutes it’s not a 4-1 performance. Yes we were sloppy and we probably deserved to lose, it’s disappointing because we’ve come here and played some decent football at times and we were a threat, especially at the start of the second half where we kicked on.
"I had a chance earlier in the second half and if that goes in then who knows what can happen but we just made it hard for ourselves to come back into the game.”
Robinson was brought on at half-time with the Lilywhites three goals down, with orders from the manager to make an impact.
North End started the second half well enough with Robinson himself threatening, and eventually managed to get a goal himself in added time.
“There was nothing to lose in the end” continued Callum. “You can either go back out there and be soft and not want it and give up or you can just go out there and express yourself and win your battles and try and get something out of the game.
“You want to go in at the end and know that you’ve come off playing better in the second half than we did in the first half so I just went out there and expressed myself, tried to get the boys going, tried my best and got my goal at the end. Obviously it didn’t mean anything but on a personal level it’s good to get a goal, but it just didn’t mean much which is disappointing.”
Callum was quick to mention the highlight of North End’s afternoon, the incredible support from the 2,700+ fans in the away end who showed why they are the Gentry throughout the 90 minutes and after the game, Robinson felt they were a credit to the club.
“The numbers that were still left, obviously it’s a disappointing day conceding four goals and you’d expect our fans to walk out and I wouldn’t argue them doing that but they came out in numbers today and stayed until the end. I made sure I went over there at the end and clapped them.
“Credit to the fans that came, we’re just disappointed we couldn’t make them happy on Gentry Day."
“We need to make sure we finish the season now in the right manner. It’s been a disappointing week but it was either going to go one way or the other with the teams we've been playing.
“For us, we’re all gutted that it hasn’t gone our way in there but we just need to kick on now, we’ve got four games left and we’ve got to get some wins under our belt and leave this season on a positive.”
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