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"They’ve got to be given credit for what they’ve done since I walked through the door, it shows they are capable players." - Mark Robins

28 April 2017

City boss has one final game to analyse the squad before decisions on the future...

The Sky Blues moved off the foot of the table with a 1-0 win over Midlands neighbours Walsall last weekend, and Robins has tasked his squad with ensuring they finish above bottom club Chesterfield.

The manager will be reunited with former club Scunthorpe United on Sunday, 12:00pm, as the curtain falls on the 2016/17 League One campaign. 

Mark Robins said: "I’m looking forward to it because it is another game, last one of the season, then we can get on with things. 

"We’ve got to make sure we finish the season off properly, it has been a challenging week. We’re off the bottom, which is a small consolation - so we have to maintain that and get another three points.

"It matters staying off the bottom. Jordan Shipley made his debut, we’ve had some fitness issues and more changes made." 

Having secured a place in the top six, the Iron will turn their attention to the end of season play-offs in May, and the chance to bid for a spot in the Championship next term.

While commending his former club's success, Robins is focussed on ending the season positively for Coventry City, before they bow out of the division and prepare for life in League Two. 

Robins added: "I know all the staff at Scunthorpe, it is a good club. They’ve done pretty well. They’ll be disappointed they haven’t finished in the automatics. Good players, good lads, and deservedly guaranteed play-off.

"It is an interesting one [at the weekend] because we’re going all out to win the game, they will have one eye to the play-offs. It will be nice to see players that I know. I’m pleased for them.

"We’ve got another game, we wait until the end of the season [to make decisions about which players stay]. People are always playing for their futures, and always being judged. 

"They have been brilliant for me, whatever happens. They’ve changed things, the results have been much improved. Had that been for a longer period we wouldn’t be in the position that we are. 

"They’ve got to be given credit for what they’ve done since I walked through the door, it shows they are capable players."

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