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Robins receives LMA award

22 November 2012

City boss takes delivery of the LMA's Performance of the Week award after win over Colchester

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has expressed his delight at his side's midweek display against Colchester United winning the League Managers' Association's F&C Investments Performance of the Week award.

Robins accepted the award on behalf of his side who made it three league away wins on the spin with a 3-1 win over the U's at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Tuesday night.

Franck Moussa netted his second goal in as many games along with a header from William Edjenguele, his first for the club, and another from David McGoldrick who broke an 81-year-old club record for scoring in consecutive away games as he made it 13 goals for the season so far.

McGoldrick has now scored in six consecutive away trips which surpasses the previous record of five set by Coventry City's all-time leading goalscorer Clarrie Bourton.

The League Managers Association panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett, Barry Fry and Sir Alex Ferguson were in agreement to hand Robins the accolade, a specially engraved crystal football which was presented to him at the club's Ryton training ground on Thursday.

He said: "I'm absolutely delighted because something like this shows that we are doing something right.

"We're doing the right things for more often at the moment and now we have to translate that into our home form.

"There was no reason why our performance against Hartlepool at the weekend could not be carried into the game at Colchester and the players did that against a side that have been doing really well themselves.

"I thought we were excellent and the first goal we scored was as good as you'll see anywhere.

"Now we just need to make sure we take that level of performance into our next three or four home games."

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