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We need to start enjoying it again, says Coventry City boss Mark Robins ahead of MK Dons clash

Correspondent 17th Mar, 2017

‘We need to start enjoying football again’, says Sky Blues boss Mark Robins ahead of tomorrow’s League One clash at MK Dons.

It will be his third game in charge after the miserable 0-2 home defeat against Southend on Tuesday night which he described as “horrendous”, and defeat by the same scoreline last Saturday at the Ricoh Arena against Bradford – both promotion-chasing sides.

He said: “We have to try and lighten things and remember why it was we all started playing football and enjoying it again. We can’t overload them with instructions and information.

“They know how to play, we know that there are some shortcomings, but there is also some talent within this squad. We’ve got to try and remember how we got to the stage we’re at currently and work to change that.

“For us, we’re not having enough shots, not having enough of the ball and are not troubling the opposition in the final third.

“Sometimes these things happen, it is how you react to them, there is certainly a fragile mentality.”

Robins added: “That pressure is there for MK Dons as well. Their home form is probably not as good as they would have expected at the start of the season, and now Robbie Neilson has had a little time to settle in.

“But they still have a good core of players, capable of causing problems for most sides in this division. I’ve watched quite a bit of footage of them over the last few days and they’ve still got some potent attacking threats.”

The Sky Blues are bottom of League One 17 points adrift of safety with nine games to play.

MK Dons are 17th in the table and are only six points outside the relegation positions.

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