Stephen Robinson discussed the forthcoming clash with Rangers, the loss to Aberdeen and the difference between home and away form with the broadcast media on Thursday.
Here’s what he had to say.
On defeat to Aberdeen
“Of course we were extremely disappointed. It was a an opportunity to maybe put a little bit of distance between us and Aberdeen.
“People get frustrated. They voice their opinions. The problem is when expectations are risen, which they have massively, when you do lose then the downside of it is that the the criticism is harder.
“But if you want to be up there and you want to be in the top reaches of the league you have to deal with that.
“The players have to deal with that. I’ve warned them time and time again not to read social media and to concentrate on what we’re doing. Keep improving, keep learning and see where it take us.
“Everyone’s dictated to by results. We get beat, we are rubbish. We win, we are brilliant.
“That’s not the way I look at it. There’s lots of good positive aspects from that performance and we have to take the positive aspects and tighten up in the bits we got punished for.”
On facing Rangers
“There’s what you’re in football for. To go to Ibrox and Celtic Park and big venues like that in front of 50,000-60,000 people.
“It gives people an opportunity. Every game gives you an opportunity to express yourself. Show how good a player you are.
“Hopefully we can go and perform. We’ve been there a couple of times. I’ve got results in the past with teams. I’ve had bad experiences there as well. So we need every single player at the top of their game.
“Last week we had four or five. I thought the boys on international duty came back a little bit jaded. A little bit sluggish. We need to be right at the top of our game to make sure we get something out of it.”
On positive away form
“We’ve had a terrific away record. You know we hit teams on the counter, with a lot of pace. All of the forward players have got a lot of pace and it causes teams problems.
“We’ve struggled a little bit more at home because teams have come in and sat in. It’s very difficult to break teams down and teams have done that.
“We have to be clever of that at home. But certainly we go with a lot of confidence away from home.”