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Robins lauds City after Cup win

10 October 2012

Mark Robins expressed his delight at the JPT win over York

Coventry City manager Mark Robins admitted he was delighted after the Sky Blues put four past York City in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

After a goalless first half, Coventry were able to punish some slack defending from the home side with two goals from David McGoldrick and one from both Callum Ball and Chris Hussey. 

Robins hopes Coventry can bring the confidence gained from the 4-0 win into League One.

The City boss said: "I'm delighted. We didn't cope with them in the first half but came out in the second with renewed purpose.

"We ran out comfortable winners but it wasn't as comfortable as the scoreline suggests as they played an open brand of football in the first half.

"There were some particularly good performances including Jordan Clarke and Cyrus Christie as we had to reshuffle the defence.

"The lads were better organised and because of that we gave ourselves a great chance of winning the game."

Nathan Cameron, Cyrus Christie and Jordan Clarke have all progressed through the Academy system together and Robins was proud to keep another clean sheet. 

He continued: "It is really good news with the defence. I like the look of the back four. I thought we did really well. 

"I brought Cyrus (Christie) tonight as the one who could go in at centre-half but I felt that Jordan (Clarke) was better suited to it. 

"I thought their attitude was magnificent and they have done themselves proud as they have started passing the ball.

"All things considered, I think it was a great experience for the lads and gives us great confidence going into Saturday."

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