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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins looks ahead to tomorrow's FA Cup fourth round tie with MK Dons

The Sky Blues head to Stadium:MK in the fourth round of the FA Cup...

26 January 2018

Mark Robins says his side will be looking to make the 7,833 Sky Blues Army proud with a winning performance at Stadium:MK tomorrow.

Their opponents this week appointed former England U16 boss Dan Micciche as their new manager, as they look to climb out of danger at the bottom of SkyBet League One.

“We are looking forward to it,” said Robins.

“Whilst MK Dons have changed their manager and they will slightly change what they do, we are concentrating on us and we go down there and hope that we can put on a good performance for everyone.

“We want to get through and get into the next round. We know that with a change of manager it changes their approach. The reason they have appointed their new boss is because he knows the club’s ethos and how they do things.

“Their manager has had all week to work with them. We know their payers but there will obviously be a change in emphasis and how they go about the game.

“We have sold eight thousand tickets and we could have sold more. They will all be heading to Stadium:MK hoping that we will be successful.”

The Sky Blues made it six home wins on the bounce last Saturday with a 3-1 win over fellow promotion chasers Swindon Town, helping Robins’ side climb back into the play-off places in SkyBet League Two.

“We are in a good run of form. We want to be in round five and it will be a difficult game for us because we are playing a side from a higher division.

“They are a good side and we are looking forward to it because the FA Cup is a big thing for us. When you take that many supporters it will be a brilliant atmosphere.

“The games after this come thick and fast. We have Saturday and Tuesday and then into February. That could affect personnel. We don’t know. We just have to see how people come through he games but the only important one for us right know is the FA Cup.”

Max Biamou’s thunderbolt last time out stole the show, when the Frenchman fired in his first league goal of the season in emphatic style, much to the delight of his teammates.

“He shown everyone last week what he has the ability of doing. When you look at his performances he needs to take the confidence from scoring what will be one of the goals of the season. His performances have been brilliant and the only thing he was lacking was taking his chances.

He added: “Injury wise the whole side is as they were. Training has been very good this week.

“We trained Tuesday and had a day out at an Escape Rooms in Birmingham where the lads got locked in for an hour and has to find their way out with puzzles and clues. Nobody got locked in for good which at least shows me that there are one of two bright ones amongst them,” he said with a laugh.


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