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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins looks ahead to the visit of Lincoln City at the Ricoh Arena

The Sky Blues host Danny Cowley's at the Ricoh Arena for Legends Day...

2 March 2018

Manager Mark Robins says that results against Mansfield and Wycombe have handed his Coventry City side a big opportunity heading into the final twelve games of the season.

A 1-1 draw away at Mansfield with ten men followed by a win at high-flying Wycombe has helped the Sky Blues into a small run of form as they welcome Lincoln City to the Ricoh Arena on Legends Day.

"The weather hasn't disrupted us too much," said Robins.

"Tuesday's game was a blessing. We have managed to get sufficient work into them and we will get another session into them this afternoon.

"After the last two, game is a big opportunity. There are twelve games left and we have a big opportunity.

"We have to look forward and play without fear. We have to go and do what we know we can do and if we can achieve that then we will be there or there abouts."

Lincoln City have been in fine form since promotion to the Football League last season under managment duo Danny Cowley and his brother Nicky and did climb into the automatic promotion places in SkyBet League Two before defeats to Luton, Crawley and Crewe Alexandra dropped them to ninth.

"Last weekend's performance against Mansfield was outstanding, becuase they are a really good side.

"We took that into the Wycombe game, against a side that are free-scoring and we kept a clean sheet. We weren't spectacular but we got a result and that is what you need to do in the away games.

"Lincoln have come up from the National League last season and they have got a lot of momentum, and have got their way to a Checkatrade Trophy final, and they have added in January too. 

"It is all to play for. We have got a great opportunity and we have to enjoy it. The key thing is to go ahead without any fear. Enjoy it and brace what we have got. Lincoln have sold nearly four-thousand and I hope they all get here safely because it will make for a really good atmosphere."

He added: "I think the sense of humour from the crowd at Wycombe was magnficent. The chants were funny and I thought it was brilliant. I was giggling to myself in the dugout whilst also telling the players not to be repeating those songs.

"They've had their fun now. I prefer the original version over the remix. I thought it was really funny.

"I think they were shouting more Mike Basset than England manager," he laughed.


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