Tykes are 'an enigma' to Robins

27 January 2010 09:32
Argentinian midfielder Hugo Colace pounced, after Leicester goalkeeper Chris Weale had saved brilliantly to keep out Ryan Shotton's 77th-minute header, to steer home the only goal of the game from close range.[LNB]Barnsley bounced back from three straight defeats, including their third round FA Cup exit at Scunthorpe, that had threatened to halt their progress under the former Rotherham boss.[LNB]But Robins claims his side would be challenging for the play-offs if they could maintain their best form for the full 90 minutes.[LNB]Robins said: "I'm very pleased with that because (chairman) Mr Cryne has been reminding me we only got one point in January last season. I've got that monkey off my back."[LNB]He added: "If we can play for 90 minutes like we did in the second half we might be touching the play-offs.[LNB]"We're a bit of an enigma at the moment. Maybe it's a confidence thing I don't know, but we believe in them, I think the supporters get behind them and they've got to start believing in themselves."[LNB]The Tykes were clearly on top in the second half following a dismal first period - neither side mustered a shot in the first 28 minutes - and had successive headers from Shotton and skipper Stephen Foster cleared off the goalline by Foxes midfielder Matt Oakley.[LNB]Robins spared a mention for his striker Iain Hume, who ran himself into the ground against his former club.[LNB]Robins said: "He worked his socks off and it's good for him psychologically because he's got 90 minutes under his belt.[LNB]"That's what Iain's all about, he's all action and he kept our play flowing."[LNB]Leicester, who started the game just one point off the play-offs, have yet to taste victory in the Championship in 2010 and followed up their own disappointing FA Cup exit at Cardiff on Saturday with another below par performance.[LNB]Dany N'Guessan went close with two first half chances, but manager Nigel Pearson admitted his side were going through "a difficult time".[LNB]Pearson said: "We're disappointed, but we're having a bit of a difficult time at the moment and we have to get back to basics.[LNB]"We conceded from a set play which is disappointing because in the first half and late on we had chances to get something out of it.[LNB]"But there you are. We take it on the chin and move on."[LNB][LNB]

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