EMBITTERED Coventry City boss Mark Robins blasted his side after they crashed at lowly Forest Green Rovers.

Rovers posted a league double over City to climb out of the bottom two and dent the visitors' promotion bid.

Alex Bray's debut goal gave Rovers the lead at half-time, before Marc McNulty's second-half penalty pulled the FA Cup giant-killers back into the game. However, Forest Green captain Lee Collins won it with a howitzer from the edge of the box.

And Coventry manager Robins said: "No disrespect to Forest Green, but we shouldn't be losing to teams like this. We're going for promotion and we've lost to a team in the bottom two. It's not good enough and we have to find a way of winning away from home if we want to get out of this division.

“We've dropped too many points to teams near the bottom of the table and this performance is not acceptable. We never really got going and I cannot use injuries as an excuse. We let in a poor goal and could have been further behind at half-time.

“Then we've got ourselves back into the game and, instead of going on to win it, have throw it away. We've not closed their player down for the second goal and it's soft. It's very disappointing and this feels like a case of one step forward and two backwards."