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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Looks Ahead To Stevenage Clash

The Sky Blues entertain the Boro tomorrow night...

19 April 2018

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins is looking forward to a game under the lights on Friday night, as his side get set to take on Stevenage at the Ricoh Arena.

With temperatures picking up and the season into the final four games, City are hoping to secure a place in the play-offs and a win on Friday would help play a huge part in that.

Coventry play before their rivals, who are in action over the weekend, so Robins is hoping to put the pressure on the teams around his side with a positive result.

He said: “We had a good result away from home against Crawley, bits of the performance were pretty good.

“The weather has changed all of a sudden and now we have decent weather and a Friday night game which is unusual, but that combination might mean we get a bigger crowd than normal and we’re looking forward to it.

“It’s going to be a good game, we play before the others and a positive result could put pressure on those teams around us in the league.

“It is in our own hands, some of the teams around us have three games some have four but we’re not looking at anyone else. It’s how we handle it and we’re going into the game full of confidence, we have players who are starting to come into form.

“Jordan Ponticelli is absolutely flying in confidence and rightly so with the three goals he has in the last couple of games, the winner on Saturday was outstanding and the other two were really good clinical finishes and he is another goal threat and we’re all looking forward to it.”

The Sky Blues get set to take on a Stevenage side who are in the middle of the road in the table in what has been an up and down season.

The Boro parted ways with manager Darren Sarll and appointing former coach Dino Maamria as the new man at the helm.

Dino is just six games into his reign and has two wins, two draws and two defeats under his belt so far and Robins is expecting a tough challenge.

He said: “Stevenage have been playing four in midfield with a diamond and that can represent a different challenge to us, but he could change it and do anything having been in only six games or so.

“They’re capable, they have some decent players and we know we have to be at our best from now until the rest of the season not only to get into the play-offs but to give us some momentum if we get there.

“But, we cant get ahead of ourselves, we want to get there and make sure we’re in the fight and in the hunt, but we have to make sure we see the last four games out properly and be focused and work and graft.

“These are all things you expect from your team, to go into them full of confidence and full of a desire to do well.”


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