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'Fans can dare to dream'

29 December 2012

City boss says 'phenomenal' fans can enjoy 'magnificent win but his side will stay focused

Coventry City boss Mark Robins labelled his side's performance in their 3-2 away win over MK Dons as 'magnificent' as the Sky Blues saw out 2012 in style.

City twice came from behind against the Dons at stadium:mk to grab all three points to take them to within two points of the play-off places courtesy of a double from Stephen Elliott and a stunning strike from Franck Moussa.

The win lifts the Sky Blues up to ninth in the League Table with a home tie against Shrewsbury Town at the Ricoh Arena to kick off 2013 on New Year's Day.

"I thought we were magnificent. The times with the ball we were good but we were outstanding without the ball as well," Robins said.

"It was a real test for us. We had key players missing that have contributed greatly to what we've done over the past few months but that performance was testament to the work done by the staff and the players.

"Stevie Elliott's stayed fit and he's come in, affected the opposition's play and thoroughly deserved his two goals. Him and John Fleck have put in performances that were outstanding but you expect that from them because they are honest players with that bit of quality as well.

"This result now gives us the opportunity to kick on in 2013 because the players work hard all week to the point where they're now desperate for a game at the end of it."

Robins also again singled out the near-5,000 travelling Sky Blue Army that filled the away end and said that they can dare to dream because it is what the game is all about.

"They were absolutely phenomenal. They were incredible and the supporters can dare to dream because that's what this game is all about but we have to concentrate on what we're doing and take it a game at a time.

"This spell we are having is an endorsement of the work the players have been doing.

"That performance was up their with the best during my time here. It was probably a better but different performance to the one at Doncaster because we defended well and came back from a goal down twice so this is a fantastic end to a decent spell for us which sees out the year."

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