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'Be as partisan as you can be'

4 February 2013

Mark Robins has urged the City faithful to get right behind his side in the JPT...

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has urged the City faithful to ‘be as partisan as you can be’ ahead of the first leg of the Johnstone Paint Trophy Area final.

The Sky Blues go into the game in great form having only lost one game in the last six matches in all competitions.

Leon Clarke’s brace secured a terrific away-day victory at Bramall Lane on Friday night in a 2-1 win over Sheffield United. 

The club are just two games against Crewe Alexandra from Wembley and Robins knows the sell-out Ricoh Arena need to get behind their players.

The City boss said: “Everyone is looking forward to it. It isn't every week we get a full Ricoh Arena and we know when it is full, it is going to be special.

“The players haven’t stopped talking about it and everyone wants to be in that team. They are full of confidence at the moment and to go into the game on the back of the win over Sheffield, well, it’s ideal.

“What is important though is that the crowd gets behind them and stays with them through the entire 90 minutes. Crewe are a very good side who can play some really attractive football.

“We want everyone who has brought a ticket for tomorrow night, to turn up. We don’t want to see any seat empty.

“We want them to be 100% partisan in supporting their team and that is why they have a crucial role to play.”

The club will be supplying fans with clappers and are supporting the fan’s initiative to get everyone to wear Sky Blue, and bring your scarfs.

He added: “It would be great if we won and saw a few of the fans come back for the Yeovil match at the weekend as the side have done brilliantly in the league of late.

“We are just one point of the play-offs and it looks like we will be up there challenging so if we could get the fans behind us for the home league games, it would provide a definite boost.

“It is going to be a great occasion and the fans need memories, and hopefully we can provide that.” 

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