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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on inaugural Cyrille Regis Shield

Sky Blues took on West Brom at The Hawthorns...

28 July 2018

The inaugural Cyrille Regis Memorial Trophy fixture finished 5-2 to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns this afternoon.

It was a commemorative occasion in tribute to the life of the legendary Cyrille Regis who was an inspiration at the Sky Blues and the Baggies, as well as throughout the footballing community.

He played 238 games and scored 47 goals for City and was part of the 1987 FA Cup winning team.

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins felt it was a tremendous event and commented on the day.

“It was a brilliant game to have in a great stadium and on a lovely pitch.

“To play in the inaugural fixture of the Cyrille Regis Memorial Trophy was an honour and a privilege.

“It’s brilliant that the family have allowed this to happen to start with, and then West Brom for putting it on.

“It allows us to celebrate the life of a true great and a football icon.”

Robins added:

“It’s just a shame that we didn’t start the game very well, but it was absolutely all about remembering Cyrille and having that trophy there for many years through a tournament in pre-season with really good clubs.

“It was a fitting occasion and a really good game to be involved with.”

City’s second-half performance was merited by their manager after six changes were made at half-time.

He said: “Second half we were a little bit better and scored a couple of goals.

“There were one or two positives to take out of the game, but now we can put pre-season behind us as we have the league coming up next week.”

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