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"Three points is what pleased me most. The performance was markedly better, we got forward with more purpose." - Mark Robins

24 March 2017

City boss pleased with first three points, but still eyes improvements...

Reflecting on Tuesday night's win, the first in his second managerial tenure at the club, Mark Robins has praised his side's progress since taking over a month ago.

Kyel Reid came to the fore, scoring his second goal of the season, and deservedly securing the man of the match award in the process. 

Mark Robins said: "Three points is what pleased me most. The performance was markedly better, we got forward with more purpose. The two goals were outstanding and we have to hope that gives everyone a lift in confidence.

"They have team unity, the team are greater than the sum of the parts. Which is what happens when you have momentum, they have the backing of a strong support. Good quality among the squad.

"Kyel did particularly well, and took the goal well, it was appreciated by the supporters. There were passages of play that I was really pleased with on Tuesday, but still a lot to put right."

The Sky Blues welcome Bristol Rovers to the Ricoh Arena tomorrow, as the manager goes in search of back-to-back wins in the run up to Wembley.

He added: “They need to deliver a similar performance to Tuesday night. I’m looking for that intrinsic stuff, the really desire to go and win a football match. 

“It is a small step forward, and we need to take another small step tomorrow. The only priority is the Bristol game, we’ve got to focus on that.

“Clearly Wembley is totally down the pecking order, and behind Bristol Rovers. I’ve got to get this game played and hopefully won, then we’ll think about Wembley.

“In a playing capacity, I’ve never lost at Wembley. Never been there as a manager. It is a new experience for me.” 


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