MARK Robins says the game management of his Coventry City side was executed almost to perfection in Saturday’s 2-0 away win at strugglers Southend United.
Sky Blues substitutes Callum O’Hare and Maxime Biamou conjured up the goals in the second half of play to hand Coventry a 15th win of the campaign and extend their unbeaten run to ten games.
It proves yet another significant moment in the club’s season, as Robins’ side now sit second in League One – level on points with Rotherham United – having played a game less.
The Coventry manager was especially pleased with the resolve demonstrated by his players to fight for the three points in the face of the stormy weather, and said: “It’s a great result, the conditions weren’t great, but we got the job done.
“It was just a matter of being professional and seeing the game out once we got our noses in front and not giving them a sniff, but we kept giving them sniffers because the conditions made it very difficult for both teams.
“We hit the post and bar three times, we were knocking on the door.
“Again, thanks to the supporters, it’s amazing, the fact it’s been well documented on the news, that the weather was going to be horrendous and they still came out and supported us.”
And on the back of the Roots Hall win, Robins has urged his troops to keep striving for more in their hunt for promotion.
“We’ve got a really good opportunity to keep going, to keep performing, and I want them to be hungry for that,” he said.
“We still have to learn, the danger is that it’s going really well, we have to keep listening and keep picking up information, and using that properly and then we can enjoy the rest of the games.
“It’s important, you have to be able to keep people fresh [as well] and if I feel that there’s an option where we’re going to be fresher then I’ll utilise it.”
Coventry visit another lowly side in Rochdale, currently in 19th, in Saturday’s encounter at the Crown Oil Arena (3pm).