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“We know what we are going to be playing against and we know what they are about.” – Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

18 March 2016

The City boss looks ahead to the visit of the Robins at the Ricoh on Saturday...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray believes Swindon will provide a stern test for his players, heading into the weekend's fixture.

The Sky Blues will be looking to build upon their victory over Blackpool last week, with a home win over the Robins.

City sit three points off Bradford who sit in the last play-off position, and will be looking to get the victory to close the gap on the Bantams.

However, Mowbray believes it will be no mean feat overcoming the Robins on Saturday.

“We know what we are going to be playing against and we know what they are about, it should be a good game,” he said.

“I have been watching one of their games this morning, and they play really good football out from the back, through the zones and the lines.

“It’ll be a good, interesting and tactical game. You have to accept that they are good at what they do and sometimes they are going to have a fair bit of the ball.

“Its about keeping them away from your goal and trying to create chances for yourself.”

Swindon, who currently sit in 14th position in League One, will be bringing over 2,000 supporters to the Ricoh Arena for Saturday's clash.

The Robins are known for playing with freedom against most opponents and Mowbray revealed his team are ready for their expansive style of play.

“I think they always play with freedom, that’s the way they play and that’s the way Luke Williams has them set up,” he added.

“Whether they are in the bottom three or top three, they play the same. If you think back to last year’s play-off final they were very expansive.

“They’re a good team and we know they have good players, and a coach that is very forward-thinking and expansive.

 looking forward to the challenge of it."I'm"It’s a different challenge from most weeks and I personally like the way they play and 

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