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Fans expect results from us - Robins

5 October 2012

The City boss believes this weekend presents a good opportunity for the first home win..

Coventry City manager Mark Robins says he is pleased with the progress the side have made ahead of Bournemouth’s trip to Ricoh Arena.

The Cherries visit to the Ricoh will be Robins’ fifth game in charge of Coventry City and he has seen his side pick up 4 points from the last two games.

With Coventry yet to win a home game this season, Robins believes the weekend’s game presents a good opportunity to give the home crowd their first three points of the season.

The City boss commented: “We know their players, what qualities they have and what they have been putting out on the pitch in recent weeks. We have all the relevant information so we have a good idea of what we have to face.

“It is always about us though, and how we play on the day. We have been working hard on implementing some of the work we have done on the training pitch, onto a match-day.

“Every game is an opportunity for us. I thought the game against MK Dons was an opportunity as we started the game really well but didn’t score the chances we had in the opening stages. That could have made it a different game but instead it got away from us.

“We have spoken about that and I think we have got the players who can pass the ball like MK Dons did. But I’m pleased with what I’m seeing. I said it will be a slow process and it is at the moment.

“Fans want to see instant results though and we’ve seen the side pick up four points in their last two games which is the pleasing aspect.

“This Saturday gives us another opportunity to put some points on the board and catch the teams which are around us and Bournemouth is one of them.”

Having brought in four additions since joining the club, Robins has a large squad to pick his starting XI from for Saturday’s match against Bournemouth. 

The City boss said he is always looking for players currently out of the side to stake a claim for starting place in League One matches.

He added: “I think there is some good ability out there but I think it is about working hard. They need to put the hard work on the training pitch before they get a look in on a match-day.

“Man management is an important part of it as well. The lads have reacted well and they are working hard.

“I am seeing little improvements every day and that is a good sign. They are a determined bunch and hopefully we can continue to improve this weekend.”

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