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“You’re conflicting, because we need to park it, and get on with the business at hand." - Coventry City's Mark Robins

4 April 2017

City boss tasks squad with complete concentration, after wake of Wembley high...

Having won at Wembley in his playing days, Mark Robins has added silverware to his managerial career, after lifting the Checkatrade Trophy in his second stint at Coventry City.

The City boss has described the experience as ‘unbelievable’, and was particularly thankful for the support provided by the 43,000 strong club following. 

Mark Robins said: “The day was fantastic, a great game and a decent advert for the Checkatrade Trophy. We were worthy winners in the end, defended really well and threw our bodies on the line.

“A fantastic day for everybody, it is just a massive high. It is why we’re all in football, and then you come crashing back down to earth. We have to move on really quickly mentally, we’re going to Bramall Lane and the atmosphere will be good.

“You’re conflicting, because we need to park it, and get on with the business at hand. The support is always fantastic and it is appreciated. The scenes on Sunday were phenomenal. A lot to be proud about.

“The two games prior to Wembley were important, the young players coped with the pressure brilliantly. We allowed them a couple of opportunities, but to win on a big stage, on a big occasion was unbelievable.”

Coventry City now turn their attention to a clash with the division’s top club, Sheffield United, having beaten both Port Vale and Bristol Rovers in the run up to Wembley.

Robins added: “We’re looking at the game on Wednesday, because that has huge significance for us. There is a good feeling around the place, but the games are running out in the league.

“There are a lot of places between us, they will be heavily fancied to win the league and we’ve got to upset that form book. On the back of the energy of Wembley, this is a big game.

“We’ve had a short spell to recover, I’m looking for us to put a solid performance in and go looking for those three points. Which would be massive for us. 

“They should be motivated themselves, we’re in an appalling position in the league, we’ve got six games left and six cup finals to play. It’ll be interesting to see how we react post-Wembley, players are playing for their futures.” 


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