Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Have to make this week count

6 November 2012

City boss says back-to-back home games

Coventry City manager Mark Robins wants his side to push on up the League One with the two home games this week, starting with Crawley Town.

The Red Devils travel to the Ricoh Arena tonight looking to build on their win in the FA Cup at the weekend against Ryman Premier Division side Metropolitan Police.

Richie Barker’s side have not lost in the last four League One fixtures, winning three of them, and currently sit in 3rd place in the table.

However, Coventry have now won four out of their last seven and Robins wants his side use the Ricoh Arena to push up the table.

The City boss said: “Almost all of the players are working hard in training and trying to better themselves as there is great competition throughout the side at the moment.

“We have done really well of late and picked up five wins out of the last seven matches which is a good record to be going into the game with.

“We are not happy about our league position though and that’s why we need to use this week wisely. We have got two home games and we have to use them both as it is a great opportunity for us to push ourselves up the League One table.

“We are doing ok at the moment but the lads are beginning to learn that I am never satisfied and they know I will always want more from them because I know I can get it from them.”

Ticket prices for tomorrow nights have been reduced under the Tuesday Night Football promotion with adult’s tickets starting at £18.

Robins is hoping the Ricoh Arena crowd can play their part in driving the side forward to the win over Crawley Town.

He added: “It would definitely be a good scalp for us to get as they are playing well at the moment. It is a Tuesday night game so hopefully we can have a vocal crowd behind us.

“We have come of the back of a professional performance where we could have won the game by a bigger margin. Hopefully the crowd can get behind us but that is also our job as well.

“It works both ways and the players have to play well if they want the support of the City crowd. We have to make things happen and hopefully we can give the fans the performance they deserve.

“I have never had a minute’s doubt over the players effort and commitment to getting this club out of the position it is in. I hope they can start to be rewarded for that on the pitch by winning points.”

Advertisement block