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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins looks ahead to the Sky Blues' clash with the U's.

City look to bounce back against Colchester...

20 October 2017

Mark Robins' side will be looking to turn around their recent form when they welcome Colchester United to the Ricoh Arena.

The Sky Blues have fallen to back-to-back defeats for the first time since August but a win at tomorrow in SkyBet League Two and could see them climb within four points of the leaders.

"Nobody likes losing games," said Robins.

"A lot of things on Tuesday night were good. We have to get on and do the job.

"In all fairness, 26 shots and no goals is a poor return. Regardless, the more that we dwell on it then the more it will become an issue. We just want the players to relax and it will not be an issue that lasts forever.

"We have had a three or four day period where we have lost two games and all of a sudden the sky is falling in. That is not the case. You can look at them and in isolation we should win those games. That is football. We need to just get on with it, enjoy what we are doing and focus on each individual game.

"Our quality is there. I am dissapointed and frustrated at the moment but that is normal. These things need working on and over a period of time things will return to normal."

The Sky Blues have repeatedly faced sides this season determind the park the bus at the Ricoh and take any point that they can and the U's set-up will be no different. 

"It is frustrating watching England at times because sides come and just defend and they do it so well.

"We have to accept that as part of playing for Coventry City. 

"Colchester will be a similar challenge."

"We do not have any squad issues in terms of injuries. The lads are looking forward to it because they want to put it right and I'm glad that we are back at the Ricoh so soon after Tuesday.

"There are a lot of players in the frame to start in attack. Jordan Ponticelli is young at the moment.

"I will do what is right and what I know is right. I have been doing this for a very long time now. We will be fine and Jordan will be fine if he keeps working hard."

He added: "We want to get back on track. The sooner we can do that then the sooner we can get back picking up points."


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