Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

"This is just incredible, to see the reaction of the supporters. An experience I’ll never forget." - Coventry City's Mark Robins

2 April 2017

The Sky Blues are crowned Checkatrade Trophy champions at Wembley in front of a 74,000 strong crowd...

Despite City boss Mark Robins not overseeing any other round of the competition, the manager was delighted his side could lift the trophy in front of 45,000 of the club's fans.

Goals from academy products Gael Bigirimana and George Thomas sealed the win, and the manager has called the triumph one of his career best.

He said: "It was phenomenal, one of the best experiences I’ve had to date, hopefully there is more to come. We’ve done really well, they are a good side. 

"What a weekend Bigi has had, his wife was delivering their first child yesterday. The club should be very very proud of itself, a lot of players in our dressing room came through the academy and the young lads were outstanding.

"We’ve beaten a very good side today. Gael’s energy was there for everyone to see, it was written, he’s had a baby and scored a goal at Wembley.

"George was superb, as soon as he had his first touch, he’s struck it beautifully. You knew then, the supporters knew. The noise levels in the stadium were phenomenal. A first class experience."

The manager has suggested that while the club will enjoy the occasion today, they turn their attention back to the league campaign on Wednesday, with a trip to Sheffield United.

He finished by saying: "This is just incredible, to see the reaction of the supporters. An experience I’ll never forget. 

"Some great performances out there, we’ll enjoy the night but not to excess. Then refocus for Wednesday. I knew it was special, it was something else, and the people of Coventry were outstanding. 

"As long as we’ve got hope, and players with hearts that big we’ve got half a chance. We go to Bramall Lane with confidence."

Advertisement block