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"Kyel Reid has come in and had a blistering performance, long may that continue." - Coventry City's Mark Robins

21 March 2017

The City boss praises Kyel Reid after the winger scores the opener in home victory over Port Vale...

Mark Robins has earned his first three points during his second stint as Coventry City manager, as the club complete the season double over Port Vale.

City were comfortable 2-0 victors at Vale Park last October, while Kyel Reid and Kwame Thomas ensured Robins’ side registered another two goals in a 2-1 win tonight.

He commented: “It was more cohesive, much better. The lads worked hard and grafted for the three points, two well taken goals. Kyel Reid has come in and had a blistering performance, long may that continue.

“He’s quick, lively and tricky. A really good performance from him, and I thought the midfield and backline made sure we were compact. It didn’t get too ragged and we dealt with the big lad up front. 

“It gives us a bit of confidence going in to Saturday. There are a lot of things to work on, but you take small steps.”  

Robins was also pleased with his side’s reaction to the defeat at MK Dons on Saturday, but is now focussed on repeating the performance against Bristol Rovers this coming weekend.

The manager added: “I don’t think there is a lack of passion and pride, it is fear and they have overcome that tonight to a certain extent. George Thomas had a good chance that he overran, but it was a good three points for us.

“We dealt with the physical side much better than we have done of late, and that is really pleasing. They all worked hard, and pressed when we needed to, we didn’t get too stretched or open and forced them to go over the top. 

“We aren’t getting carried away, it is just three points. The crowd are desperate to get behind us. There wasn’t a lot of preparation time between Saturday and tonight but I’m pleased with the reaction.”
 

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