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"For us it is about building on performances, we know what is coming or what is likely to come." - Coventry City's Mark Robins

8 April 2017

Sky Blues claim their fourth win under the stewardship of Mark Robins...

City boss encouraged by the manner of performance and clean sheet, as the club register back-to-back home wins in the league.

The Sky Blues bounced back from a 2-0 midweek defeat at Bramall Lane to beat Peterborough United 1-0 in front of the Legends Day crowd, with the only goal of the game scored by Ruben Lameiras. 

Mark Robins said: "I’m happy with the second-half, the tempo wasn’t there in the first-half, we looked a bit nervy and edgy. I didn’t see anything in the penalty, and I didn’t think we got a great deal from the ref. But such is life.

"Jodi’s introduction lifted everybody, and got us forward. Playing with a little bit more intensity. The second-half we lifted things, still got to be a bit more ruthless around the box. 

"We controlled the game from start to finish, limited them to one or two opportunities. But we’ve got to try and finish teams off.

"Bigi second-half tried to marshall the midfield, and tried to organise. Dealt with their players pretty comfortably. Back four have done well, I still want more from Haynesy on the other side." 

The club welcomed former players of eras gone by to the pitch at half-time, and the City players rose to the occasion in the second-half, with Lameiras' strike enough to secure all three points.

Robins added: "End of a three game week, we’ve only had a few days to prepare, and they managed the game well. Lee has made a terrific save, he’s read it well. It gives us another clean sheet and him more confidence.

"The chances Ruben is creating for himself is positive, he needs to set himself better for the shot. He connected well with the goal, we were right behind it and knew as soon as it left his foot it was going in.

"For us it is about building on performances, we know what is coming or what is likely to come. People are playing for their futures. They are giving me everything they have got, we still need more in front of goal to convert chances, but I’m seeing it a bit more now."


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