18th Sep, 2018

Robins hails Coventry City's positive display of character at Lincoln

FOOTBALL: MARK Robins described the Sky Blues’ win on Saturday as a positive display of character against an effective Lincoln side.

A pair of second half goals from Jodi Jones and Duckens Nazon ensured the Sky Blues picked up their second win out of their last five matches after coming from behind to defeat the Imps.

Robins admitted his side’s last two fixtures ‘concerned him’ due to the way the opposition play.

But he had no such worries about the execution of his side’s second half performance as they registered a crucial three points.

“Last week I felt disappointed and hard done by,” said Robins.

“But this week I feel we have done brilliantly.

“We showed great charcteter to come from a goal behind, and it was a poor goal to give away.

“What Lincoln do is very effective and it put us under pressure for the 96 minutes we played.

“We attacked with pace and purpose and I am delighted for the boys and the supporters because we let them down last week and now they can go home happier.

“There were some really top perforamances today.”

More than 1,400 City fans travelled to watched City record their ninth win of the season.

And Robins said the support created a ‘Championship atmosphere’.

“The noise and the support in the ground was fantastic,” he said.

“Their supporters were 100 per cent behind them and after last season the momentum is with them.”

The manager also sung the praises of youngster Jordan Shipley.

He said: “Jordan is a real talent. Where he is now compared to where he was when I came back to the club is chalk and cheese.

“Jodi Jones too was getting back in the last few minute to stop crosses and fighting not to give away late corners.

“There were some real body on the line performances.”

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