FOOTBALL - Robins insists Coventry City must 'hit the ground running' upon return from international break - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Robins insists Coventry City must 'hit the ground running' upon return from international break

Coventry Editorial 28th Mar, 2024 Updated: 28th Mar, 2024   0

MARK Robins wants his Coventry City to ‘hit the ground running’ as the Sky Blues return from the international break with a trip to Huddersfield Town on Good Friday.

City went into the break on a high after securing their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a stunning win at Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.

And after drawing 12-time winners Manchester United in the last four, Robins wants his players to turn their attention back to securing a top-six finish in the league.

Robins said: “We have had the distraction of the cup, and we don’t want that to impact on the league at all and that’s the challenge for us and the players, but we’re looking forward to it and getting back to league action against Huddersfield.

“We have to hit the ground running again and try and pick up points in every game like we did before. The games come thick and fast, and we have ten in 36 days and it’s another brutal assault.

“It will be a really difficult game. They have changed managers recently and they have been in the last two weeks and have had chance to work on things to try and get some of the managers ideas and philosophy into the players.

“They’re fighting and scrapping and that’s what every team we face will be doing from now until the end of the season. It’s a tough period for everyone and we have to go and embrace it and try and pick up as many points as we can and see if we can get into the top six.”

Robins is looking forward to the run-in with just 10 league games left to play and Coventry eighth in the Championship table just four points outside of the play-off places.

Robins added: “We have 10 games left to play minimum, hopefully it’s more, but we have to wait and see.

“There are teams fighting for their lives and every team we play has something to play for and that’s the beauty of the Championship.

“There are no easy games for different reasons, and they are huge challenges, and we have to look forward to them.”

Coventry’s clash with Huddersfield takes place on Good Friday (March 29) with kick-off at 3pm at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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