MARK Robins says his Coventry City side have found ways to win despite playing below par, on the back of a 2-1 comeback victory over Bristol Rovers.
Jamie Allen and Liam Walsh finished off clinically from two well-worked moves, following an opening goal from former Sky Blue Jonson Clarke-Harris, with all the goals coming in the first half of play at the Memorial Stadium.
Coventry remain fifth in League One, but still have two games – and in the case of Peterborough, three – on the sides above them.
Robins was evidently delighted with the result, one which extends Coventry’s unbeaten run in all competitions to ten games, commenting: “It’s always a hard-earned three points against Bristol Rovers – they’ve all been tough games.
“The conditions were poor, and I think all the players found it tough, so it’s hard on the fans because they’re watching a game that’s not great.
“The first passing sequence we put together – we scored from – but we’d already given them opportunities. We defended poorly, there was no communication, there’s a lot of things that were wrong.
“But if you don’t play well and win there’s something going okay.”
The Coventry boss was particularly pleased by the way in which both of the visitors’ goals were crafted, adding: “The goals have been fantastic passing from Walshy through the middle that split them.
“It was a great run from Jamie and a really cool finish, and then the second one was a side foot from Walshy into the top corner.
“It’s the second time we’ve played them in a month and given them a head start, thankfully we didn’t give them another goal this time and we got our fingers out and put a couple of passing sequences together that ended in brilliant goals.”
Coventry now prepare for an FA Cup fourth round replay, this time as the away side at St. Andrew’s, against Birmingham City on Tuesday night (7.45pm).