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VIDEO: Mark Robins on the Sky Blues' opening day victory against Notts County

The Sky Blues opened their League Two account with a 3-0 victory...

5 August 2017

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The Sky Blues opened their League Two account with an impressive 3-0 victory against Notts County at the Ricoh Arena...

Jodi Jones took home the matchball, scoring three times, including a third in stoppage time to wrap up the victory for Mark Robins' side, as they start the competitive season with three points.

Mark Robins said: "It was absolutely what I expected, perhaps not on the scoreline but it was the performance I had hoped for in the build up.

"The oppositions performance was exactly what we exected, it typifies what they're going to be like this season and they're a good side, a side who will get more wins than losses in this division.

"They're really difficult to play against, it is a really good start for us. I've got to be honest and say it was a great hat-trick from Jodi, he took all his goals well and he was helped out really well in terms of the service he got.

"I was also pleased with the clean sheet, we've worked really hard to earn that today and worked hard all the way through the side. The lads were magnificent and threw their bodies on the line."

Jones took home the plaudits, brilliant putting the Sky Blues ahead with a clever finish in the first-half, before two more in the second 45 confirmed his place as City's match winner.

"Jodi is a really young man with alot of talent. That will do him the world of good because it shows him what he is capable of.

"He took the first goal really, really well in a time in the game where we were on top and needed to make that count. Obviously in the second half the two goals he scored were the product of breakaways,"

Robins joked: "He has been fined £250 for hugging the manager by the other lads, in public as well so he'll be devastated. I'm delighted for him, I've told him he can take this league by storm and really grow as a player." 

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