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'I think David's found his home'

22 November 2012

Mark Robins believes David McGoldrick is playing his best football at City...

Coventry City manager Mark Robins believes David McGoldrick could have found his ‘home’ during his loan spell at the Ricoh Arena.

The Forest loanee has scored 13 goals in 18 appearances for the Sky Blues and broke a club record against Colchester United by scoring in six consecutive away games. 

The 24-year old’s loan deal runs out in January but the City boss believes McGoldrick has played the best football of his career at Coventry.

Robins said: “There is a lot to play out from now and the date David’s loan contract with the club runs out. There are a lot of things to consider for both the two clubs and the player.

“But what we will say is that we will always try and hold onto our better players, and he is certainly one of the better players, not only here, but in the entire league.

“We know he will generate interest amongst other clubs but we will also know that we have been really good for him and if he remains with us, we can make him better.

“He is still quite young and there is a lot of development in him. Let’s bear in mind, he has a few moves and spent a lot of time out on loan so maybe he has found his home.

“There is a lot to be said for that, and there is a lot to be said for the fact he is playing his best football here. Let’s hope he sees the club as his home for the foreseeable future.”

Coventry face Portsmouth at the weekend with them looking for their third consecutive league win and their third home win of the season.

Portsmouth has lost the last seven matches with Michael Appleton leaving the club this month to join Blackpool and have on-going off-field issues.

Robins says his players are focused on getting the three points they need, but he also expressed sympathy for what the Pompey faithful have been through.

He said: “You don’t know what you are going to get with Portsmouth because so many players are moving in and out on loan or are on month contracts.

“I know some of the players down there and it must be really difficult for them at the moment. With the ten-point deduction last year and then relegation, it must be really demoralising for the supporters.

“They have been through a lot and the staff at the club as there seems to be a lot of upheaval within the club and that is really sad to see.

“I hope the situation can be resolved and then they can turn it around on the pitch for their supporters. They are another club with a great tradition so it must be hard for them to see what has happened.

“But we need to be focused and capitalise on our good form. The goals we have scored in the last few games have given the players a major confidence boost so it will be a really interesting game.”   

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