FOOTBALL - Robins feeling optimistic ahead of Friday night clash against play-off rivals Preston - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Robins feeling optimistic ahead of Friday night clash against play-off rivals Preston

Coventry Editorial 23rd Feb, 2024 Updated: 23rd Feb, 2024   0

MARK Robins is feeling optimistic ahead of Coventry City’s Friday night clash with play-off rivals Preston North End.

The Sky Blues sit seventh in the Championship table, three points outside of the play-off places, with Preston just behind City in ninth place.

Coventry suffered a 3-2 defeat in the reverse fixture at Deepdale but have lost just two of their 18 league matches since the aforementioned fixture in Lancashire.

Robins said: “There’s a lot of optimism around and everyone is in good spirits and looking forward to the game.

“Preston are a tough team, they have some good players and some real good experience and they will try and put us under pressure and it will be a real challenge, but one we can look forward to.

“If we can put in a positive performance and get the three points then that bodes well going into the game the week after against West Brom, with Maidstone in between.

“I gave the players a few days off after Stoke and I think that some other manages have done the same thing because of the way the players look, and you know when they need a breather or to work harder.

“It will have benefitted some more than others, but there has been some work done as well, it hasn’t been a total shut down.”

Coventry’s clash with Preston takes place on Friday, February 23 with kick-off at 7.45pm at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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