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"One of the best strikes I've seen" - Robins' verdict on Coventry's 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers

Ben Tyler 19th Aug, 2019

SKY Blues manager Mark Robins said Gervane Kasteneer’s 82nd-minute strike to seal a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers was one of the best strikes he has witnessed in his managerial career, as Coventry City remain unbeaten in League One.

A stoppage-time goal from Jordan Shipley in the first half got the hosts up and running, before stepping up the pressure after the break and being rewarded following an excellent team move in the lead-up to Kastaneer’s debut strike.

Robins was delighted for his new signing, a summer arrival from Dutch side NAC Breda, and said: “Both goals were really good, the second one was absolutely outstanding; out of this world.

“I think that’s one of the best goals I’ve seen any team of mine score for a long, long time.

“It was a great start for Gervane, the interplay along the right was outstanding, especially at the end of the game when people’s legs are tiring – it came inside and the power that he showed was great.”

The Coventry boss admitted he is happy for players to make occasional errors, as long as they continue their policy of playing expansive football, and is continuing to see improvements to the Sky Blues’ play.

“They caused one or two problems from misplaced passes but I’m not going to criticise anyone because they are brave,” said Robins.

“They’re playing an attractive brand of football and they are looking like they enjoy doing it.

“Early on it was a bit frustrating, but it was good, there was some good build up, we were controlling the play.

“They’re getting better and better all the time.”

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