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Mark Robins praises the impact of substitute Jodi Jones after Peterborough United victory

Steve Carpenter 9th Apr, 2017 Updated: 10th Apr, 2017

FOOTBALL: MARK Robins feels the introduction of half-time substitute Jodi Jones inspired the Sky Blues to a third consecutive home win against Peterborough United on Legends Day 2017.

Ruben Lameiras scored the only goal of the game as Robins’ side bounced back from a mid-week defeat away at Sheffield United by recording a 1-0 win at the Ricoh Arena.

It keeps the club’s very slim hopes of survival alive for another week and the City boss was impressed by picking up a second clean sheet under his tenure.

He said: “I’m happy with the second-half, the tempo wasn’t there in the first-half, we looked a bit nervy and edgy.

“Jodi’s introduction lifted everybody, and got us forward. Playing with a little bit more intensity. The second-half we lifted things, still got to be a bit more ruthless around the box.

“We controlled the game from start to finish, limited them to one or two opportunities. But we’ve got to try and finish teams off.

“Bigi second-half tried to marshal the midfield, and tried to organise. Dealt with their players pretty comfortably. Back four have done well, I still want more from Haynesy (Ryan Haynes) on the other side.

“The chances Ruben is creating for himself is positive, he needs to set himself better for the shot. He connected well with the goal, we were right behind it and knew as soon as it left his foot it was going in.

“Lee (Burge) has made a terrific save, he’s read it well. It gives us another clean sheet and him more confidence.”

An eighth win of the season keeps the Sky Blues rooted to the bottom of League One and 11 points adrift from safety with four games remaining.

Robins added: “End of a three game week, we’ve only had a few days to prepare, and they managed the game well.

“For us it is about building on performances, we know what is coming or what is likely to come.

“People are playing for their futures. They are giving me everything they have got, we still need more in front of goal to convert chances, but I’m seeing it a bit more now.”

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