21st Aug, 2019

'We will have to match Cambridge and we know we're capable of that' says City boss Robins

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY City can match the threat Cambridge United will present tomorrow, according to manager Mark Robins.

The Sky Blues will be looking to record their third win in just seven days with an away trip to United tomorrow – knowing three more points could see them join Exeter City and Notts County in the three automatic promotion spots.

Wins against Port Vale and Carlisle have boosted morale in the Sky Blues camp, and lifted Robins’ men to fourth in the league table.

Though Cambridge have experienced a mixed season so far, Robins is aware of the physical challenge they will present.

But the gaffer said his side are capable of matching their threat.

“We’re in decent form and we want to maintain that,” said Robins.

“Tomorrow will be a tough game. There are some good players at Cambridge, they’re well organised and will be up for a fight.”

“We will have to match Cambridge and we know we’re capable of doing that.”

One record the Sky Blues will be wanting to maintain is their impressive defensive record.

Robins’ back four have conceded just three goals this season, two of those coming in a 2-0 away defeat to Yeovil.

New signing Tom Davies earned Man of the Match for his efforts on Tuesday night at the Ricoh, and Robins was full of praise for the 25-year-old.

He said: “Tom the other night was first class. He deserved his Man of the Match.

“Alongside Jordan Willis the pair make a good partnership.

“I have a good group of defenders, and having Lee (Burge) behind helps too. He’s made some good saves at vital times this season.

“Right now the team want to dig in for each other.”

Though Robins confirmed star forward Tony Andreu will miss the rest of the season through injury, his squad has no fresh injury concerns ahead of their latest fixture.



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