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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins discusses Pre-Season and the upcoming fixture against MK Dons

The Sky Blues face the Dons at Liberty Way on Friday night...

20 July 2017

Mark Robins' side make the short trip to Nuneaton Town's Liberty Way stadium, with League One side MK Dons their fourth opposition this Pre-Season...

The Sky Blues have featured against Sutton United, Valenciennes and Barnsley, with Mark Robins expecting another tough challenge from the visiting Dons tomorrow night.

He said: "It's going to be another tough game against a team from a higher division. That is the way we wanted to prepare so we can see where we're at.

"It's another physical challenge for everybody and hopefully we can have a better outcome because thigns are started to get a little wrapped up now for the start of the season."

The Sky Blues also took a side to Premier League Southampton for a behind closed doors friendly at the Saints' Staplewood training ground.

Southampton ran out 2-0 winners, but with established first-team regulars such as Manolo Gabbiadini, Charlie Austin, Shane Long and Maya Yoshida featuring, it was a good test for a young Sky Blues side.

"We played yesterday against Southampton at their training ground and first-team members were included in their squad, so it was really beneficial to those who travelled.

"It was a great workout for us, and a decent workout for them as well. The training ground was magnificent and the players got to see how the Premier League players train and are treated,"

He added: "It was a really good experience, but it also gave us a chance to test ourselves against them and see how physically fit they are, what sort of shape they're in and how hard they work."


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