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Robins backs Fleck to bag more goals

8 November 2012

The City boss has backed midfielder John Fleck to score more goals...

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has backed John Fleck to chip in with more goals after his strike against Crawley Town.

The former Rangers man moved to the club in the summer and has been one of City’s most impressive players on his return from a hamstring injury sustained in the first match of the season against Yeovil Town.

The 21-year old is currently joint top of the City assist league with five assists in the league, including his cross for David McGoldrick in the first half against the Red Devils.

Robins was delighted to see Fleck get his second goal of the season for City and believes he is capable of scoring more.

The City boss said: “I am really happy with the players at the moment and I can’t complain about the work rate the players are showing.

“David McGoldrick knows where the net is at the moment and he is doing it on a consistent basis as well. The defenders don’t know how to handle him as his movement was fantastic for his first goal after a great cross from (John) Fleck.

“We have other players who can definitely get on the scoresheet more and Fleck is one of them. It was good to see him get a goal the other night as he has got himself forward and had a go.

“Long may that continue as he is one of those players who are more capable around the opposition penalty area than he is showing at the moment.”

City will be looking for their third straight league win when they welcome Scunthorpe United to the Ricoh Arena at the weekend.

The City boss hopes the side can continue to develop a ‘winning mentality’ against Brian Laws' Iron.

He added: “It is all about the results and their confidence has been lifted after the wins. They are going out there and believing a bit more.

“That was always the first step. We are doing the right things more often but we still need to keep going in the right direction as the work hasn’t been done yet.

“It feels like I have been here a lot longer than just the seven weeks so it is a process which takes time.

“There has been a lot of work going on and it is amazing really because the harder you work, the luckier you get.”

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