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'It is a massive three points' - Robins

1 February 2013

City boss Mark Robins was delighted with the 2-1 win at Sheffield United...

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins lauded the 2-1 win over Sheffield United as a 'massive three points' as his side continue their impressive away form.

City were awarded for a brilliant first half display when Leon Clarke tucked home from Stephen Elliott's cross in the 14th minute.

Dave Kitson leveled the tie in the 73rd minute as he headed home Barry Robson's corner but City grabbed an impressive win when Clarke grabbed a brace three minutes from time, tapping home after Franck Moussa's shot was parried.

The City boss was delighted with the way his side attacked the occasion and closed the gap on the play-off positions.

Robins said: "If we had't won the game, we still wouldn't have been out of it but it is a great win for the club to get. 

"It is a massive three points as everyone knows how difficult it is to come to Sheffield United and win. We have fifteen games left now and we have closed the gap on the play-offs to one point which puts us in a great position.

"We have given the supporters something to be proud of tonight because we have battled, hassled and played some really good football.

"The first half performance was as close to what I am looking for as you can get. We did everything right, it was brilliant. In the second half, I think we lost a little bit of direction.

"The reaction to going behind was superb and I'm delighted Leon Clarke has got the brace his effort deserved."

Mark Robins' side can now look forward to the 'mouth-watering' prospect of playing in front of a sell-out crowd at the Ricoh Arena against Crewe Alexandra in the Johnstone Paint Trophy Area Final on Tuesday.

He added: "It will be an incredible experience for the players and myself of course because all the City has come out to get behind it's club.

"It is a mouth-watering prospect and we can now look forward to it with confidence after a brilliant three points tonight.

"We have a fantastic dressing room in there and they are hungry for success. It is going to be brilliant and after tonight's result, I am sure we will be full of confidence."

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