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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Previews Tomorrow's Trip To Gillingham

City take on The Gills at Priestfield...

24 August 2018

Sky Blues Boss Mark Robins is looking for his side to bounce back from Tuesday’s defeat to Blackpool when they travel to Gillingham this weekend.

City came away from Bloomfield Road empty handed in the midweek clash, following a 2-0 defeat.

However, Robins is looking forward to travelling to the Priestfield Stadium tomorrow afternoon and coming up against the Gills.

“During a season you get one or two performances that were well below par and it’s up to us to not to dwell on it, but learn from it and move forward so that's what we're going to do. 

“Gillingham is going to be a tough game, but it’s one that we are looking forward to and looking forward to putting in a better performance than Tuesday night.

“There's plenty of cause for optimism. The two Tuesday games have been poor, but the Saturday games have been really promising and I expect a better performance tomorrow. 

“We've got good players and we've just got to try and get back to playing as we know we can.

“It’s good that we have the game tomorrow, because we can put Tuesday's game behind us and look towards a better one very quickly.

“We've had a promotion from the league below, we've got to get up to speed with the level. It’s a great challenge as there's some really good teams in this league, but our identify is paramount.

“We have to show identity and make sure that we are the Coventry City side that we know we can be.”

So far this season, the Sky Blues have picked up four points from their opening four games in League One.

City have found goals hard to come by however so far, with just two goals coming, but he is adamant that will change sooner rather than later.

“It will come.

“We've obviously lost 28 goals in Marc McNulty but we've got to get over that. We've got players who can score that's for sure, and they've got to go out and show that.

"You look in in training, they can all finish, it’s just a matter of having the confidence to shoot. We look like we are trying to score the perfect goal at times.

“We keep creating openings and opportunities, but you've got to just take those opportunities and you just never know. 

“There are definitely one or two that are starting to knock on the door and put the others under pressure. Once they get the opportunity it’s up to them to take it.”


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