15th Oct, 2019

INTERVIEW: Robins reveals feel good factor in Sky Blues camp ahead of 'tough' Mansfield clash

FOOTBALL: MARK Robins hopes the Sky Blues’ scoring run can continue tomorrow against Mansfield In what he anticipates to be a tough challenge.

The City boss has watched an improved forward unit score seven goals in their last three games – three against Luton, and a two against both Maidenhead and West Brom’s youth team.

Coupled with the continued solid defensive record, Robins said this morning he is pleased where is side are placed in the league.

They face an out-of-form Mansfield Town tomorrow – a team that has secured three points from their last five games.

Despite this, Robins is aware of the threat Mansfield will present and said tomorrow’s game will present a good challenge to both teams.

He said: “We’re creating chances and starting to take them.

“We know Mansfield will be bringing 1,500. That itself will bring its own pressures.

“It’s a good task for us and them. We’ve worked on a lot of things this week and we’re ready for it.”

Robins will have a strong squad of fit players to choose from tomorrow.

Only Tony Andreu – who is sidelined for the season – will be missing.

The manager also quashed rumours linking Coventry City with Mansfield striker Danny Rose.

He said: “It’s amazing where these things come from, maybe some pub talk.”

And seven goals in the last three games appears to have had a positive spin on the dressing room.

When quizzed about the mood among strikers within the side, Robins said: “There’s a feel good factor around the place.

“We’re bright and lively.

“You go through spells in a season where teams make it tricky to break them down.

“We’re looking good at this stage. I am happy where we are.

“We do need to get higher than sixth, but we’re in a decent position to kick in.

“Tomorrow is important for that reason and it will be a tough test for both teams.”


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