Let’s improve on last year, says Robins

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MARK Robins has urged his team to continue their quest to better last season’s final tally of 54 points.

With four games remaining the Reds are sitting in 17th position and require four more points to achieve their best Championship finish for five seasons.

“We’re looking to surpass last year’s points total,” Robins said. “We’ve picked up four points from a possible nine in our last three matches. But there are 12 points to play for and four good games to look forward too. Hopefully we can get all 12.”

The Reds were frustrated on Saturday with a 1-1 draw away to Middlesbrough having dominated for long periods. Robins said: “We should have put the game to bed before half-time; we were excellent in the first half. But it was a good point for us. The only blemish was the red card which Paul McShane got.”

Loan defender McShane was playing his last game for the club before a return to Hull City, but has been a rock in the Reds defence this season ever since he came in for injured Stephen Foster.

“Paul’s led by example, he’s been brilliant,” praised Robins. “But Fozzie’s back and he’s done really well.”