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'Everything is negative at Coventry City' says boss Mark Robins

Shaun Reynolds 20th Mar, 2017 Updated: 20th Mar, 2017

EVERYTHING is negative at Coventry City football club, says Coventry City manager Mark Robins.

Robins was speaking at today’s press conference after Saturday’s defeat at Milton Keynes, his third successive defeat since taking charge.

Coventry play Port Vale at home tomorrow night, and Robins believes his side has a ‘real chance’ of picking up points.

He said: “Everything is negative. It’s embarrassing and not something where anyone wants to be in football.

“We need to rebuild and do as well as we possibly can and make sure we’re never in this position again and build a club for the future.

“Before that though we need to make sure we’re as competitive as we can be.

“I want to see us free ourselves up. The supporters are desperate to get behind us, but they expect us to let them down.

“We’ve got a real chance tomorrow night and I want to get things right sooner rather than later. There’s a lot of work to be done but I’m relishing it.”

Robins expects attacking options Stuart Beavon and Kwame Thomas to be fit after missing out at MK Dons on Saturday.

Jordan Willis and Chris Stokes both started after periods of injury on Saturday and came through without any repercussions.

“I’m hopeful of having a more or less fully fit squad Aside from the longer term ones, Beavon and Kwame Thomas are both training again,” added Robins.

Forward Marcus Tudgay is out with an ankle injury, and was today waiting for a scan.


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