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Mark Robins' teams are always organised. If we stop them building up their play then we have a chance." Coventry City midfielder Adam Barton

10 February 2015

Sky Blues playmaker is looking forward to the return of several familiar faces but wants them to leave the Ricoh Arena tomorrow empty handed…

Coventry City midfielder Adam Barton has urged the Sky Blues to kick on from their showing against Preston on Saturday and beat Scunthorpe United to record their first home win of 2015.

The game sees former City players Jordan Clarke and Gary McSheffrey return to the Ricoh, along with ex-manager Mark Robins.

But Barton has revealed that the dressing room is purely focused on getting the result they need tomorrow night.

"We know what Gary McSheffrey and Jordan Clarke are like," he said. "Playing against people you know is good in a way.

"It's easier to read what they do, I think that's a positive. But come tomorrow we are focused on what we need to do.

"There's not really any chat in the dressing room about it, we just need to go out there tomorrow and let loose.

"Mark Robins' teams are always attacking and well organised. If we can stop them from building up their play then we have a good chance.

"I played a handful of games under him when he was here and I know that he will have his players ready, so we need to be.

Despite having a greater number of chances than the hosts, City failed to break down a stubborn Preston defence on Saturday. Barton believes that the Sky Blues are close to realising their potential and getting their way up the 'crazy' SkyBet League One table.

He continued: "Winning is a habit. We just need that one victory to kick on and it will come. On Saturday we've created enough chances to win against a top four side.

"We've got a tough month coming up, although personally I prefer playing against the bigger teams because I think we play better against them.

"But anyone can beat anyone and you always have to be prepared. Every game is tough in this crazy league."

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