FOOTBALL - Robins believes Coventry City squad is in a 'good place' ahead of Sheffield Wednesday trip - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Robins believes Coventry City squad is in a 'good place' ahead of Sheffield Wednesday trip

Aaron Sutcliffe 19th Jan, 2024 Updated: 19th Jan, 2024   0

MARK Robins believes his Coventry City side is in a ‘good place’ ahead of a tricky trip to relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.

The Sky Blues find themselves in the play-off places after embarking on an eight-game unbeaten run and beat rivals and league leaders Leicester City last weekend.

However, Robins is wary of the threat Wednesday pose having impressed under new boss Danny Rohl since the German’s arrival at Hillsborough in October despite the Owls sitting 22nd in the table.

Robins said: “I think we’ve been pretty good value for all of those wins and the goals that we’re scoring are coming from numerous places, so that’s pleasing.

“From that there’s a lot of confidence gleaned and the squad is in a good place ready to go and if called upon the ready to play.

“They are in good form and you’re talking about them picking up 1.6 points a game roughly around that.

“We know they’re going to be a really good opponent and difficult to play against. We know what’s coming and we know what to expect and we are ready for that.

“They have changed since Danny’s come in. He’s changed and they are working really hard and they are going after the games and being successful a lot of the time.

“We’ll travel up there but we’re in good form and we’re in good spirit and we want to keep this good form up.”

The game will come too soon for City’s January signing Victor Torp as the Danish midfielder continues to build up his match fitness.

Robins added: “He’s settled in really well, as you’d expect. He is a good player and there are a lot of good signs there.

“He still has got to work to break into the team and to get himself up to speed but he’s doing what you’d expect him to do.

“He has trained at the stadium so he sort of gets that feel for what it’s like, which I think can be a real positive really.

“We’ll see how it develops, but he’s a really good lad and he speaks brilliant English and he has settled in really well.

“He’s still a way away from playing, but he’s, he’s working towards it. He’s been working pretty hard in the sessions that he’s played and he’s getting used to the way that we play in training.”

Coventry’s clash with Wednesday takes place on Saturday, January 20 with kick-off at 3pm at Hillsborough.

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