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INTERVIEW: "We're Desperate To Get Playing Again"

The Sky Blues return to action this weekend...

7 December 2018

The Sky Blues return to action this weekend, following 11 days without a fixture and boss Mark Robins is looking forward to the trip to Walsall.

City’s last game came on the 27th of November against Fleetwood Town and following a weekend away from football, Robins and his side are preparing for a second trip of the season to the Banks’s Stadium.

The players have had a bit of a rest following he midweek clash with Fleetwood last week and are raring to go this weekend.

Robins said: “The players have had a bit of rest and it’s given us sometime to do that and adapt and change.

“There is a lot of thinking time, a lot of working time this week and I think everyone is just looking forward to getting back to playing.

“Even though we needed a breather and needed some time off, you miss the games, so we are desperate to get playing again.

“It’s a good game, we’ve not long been there and lost in the FA Cup, we took a brilliant following there and again we will be taking a huge number with us on Saturday.”

The Sky Blues will be hoping to bounce back this weekend with three points against Walsall and get back on track.

A win this weekend would see City amass the amount of points they had at the same stage last season during the play-off promotion winning campaign.

“If we win tomorrow, we will be on more points than we were at this stage last year, so for me that is a big positive and big motivator.

“What has been good and what hasn’t been so good, ultimately it is down to the players, the players pick the team which I tell them all of the time.

“Their performances will influence what I do and that is all they can do and all we can do.

“The other side of it is they’ve had breather now, we’ve got to go out and pick up some points as quickly as possible.

“Whatever happens we’ve got to go there and enjoy it and try and create the chances we created last time against them because we did pretty well in the game.”

Robins also touched on the latest on the fitness of winger Jodi Jones, who has been out of action for the past two weeks.

Jodi picked up an injury after coming on as a substitute against Peterborough United at the Ricoh and Robins awaiting news on the injury.

“We’re just waiting for the surgeon to get back to us.” Robins said.

“We’ve got to hope for the best and whatever happens have got to be there for him, if he needs rehabilitation or nurse him back to health if it is not serious.”


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