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INTERVIEW: Peter Vincenti previews tomorrows clash with the Mariners

City face Grimsby at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow...

23 March 2018

Midfielder Peter Vincenti hoped that his side’s trend of dropping points against the league’s bottom clubs is well behind them as Mark Robins’ side prepare to face 22nd placed Grimsby Town.

The Sky Blues have, this season, only been beaten at home four times in the league but have found themselves struggling to break down sides who are happy to sit-back. Something that Vincenti hopes will change at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow.

“We hope that phase is behind us,” he said.

“Teams come to the Ricoh, the best stadium in the division, and they enjoy playing here. Coventry down in this division is a scout for anybody. Teams are happy to come and sit-in and hope that they get something on the counter-attack.

“That problem is for us to deal with. We need to deal with it on the day and be patient with the ball. It is on us to get the win.

“The pitch is what it is. It is not the best playing surface but that is the same for both teams. We have to deal with that.”

City's number seven had not had the easiest start to life in Coventry but has since found his way back in the starting eleven and has played a vital role in recent victories.

“It has been great to be back involved. It was a surprise that I was in against Luton, but it is great to be back and get the point, which after the Crewe win turned out to be a good one.

“I started the season slowly. I was moving areas, moving house and trying to get everything sorted. That is part of football and nothing was falling for me. I had a few little injuries too. All I can do is keep working hard.

“The team are doing well at the moment which helps. The young lads have come through and they have performed very well. It is very exciting for the future of the club."

He added: “We have experienced players in there too, like Michael Doyle, who has had promotions before. It is on us players to conduct ourselves and then it will rub off on the younger players."

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