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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Looking Forward To Wycombe Wanderers Clash

City take on the Chairboys at the Ricoh Arena...

12 October 2018

The Sky Blues come up against Wycombe Wanderers this weekend at the Ricoh Arena and City boss, Mark Robins is expecting another difficult game.

The Chairboys joined the Sky Blues in winning promotion to League One last season, with Gareth Ainsworth’s side going up automatically.

It will be the first time that Robins’ side will have come up against a side who also won promotion, but he is tackling it as just another game.

He said: “I haven’t thought about it like that, it’s another game, we know as we played them last year a couple of times, they are a good side difficult to play against.

“Gareth has done a brilliant job there and he has kept most of their team together.

“They are doing pretty well and have adapted well this season, so it will be a difficult game but one we are looking forward to it.

We have worked on ourselves as well as looking at their strengths and weaknesses and if we can manage to perform at the level we know we can, it will be a good game.

“We’ve just beaten Charlton away from home and Wycombe ran them close. They are good team and a threat, so we are in for a good game and hopefully we can come out on top, which we did home and away last season.”

Following games against Charlton Athletic and Forest Green Rovers, Robins will head into this weekend’s game with another selection dilemma.

Fine performances from Amadou Bakayoko and Jordy Hiwula off the bench as well Dominic Hyam and Brandon Mason, who made their return from injuries are all available.

He said:It’s always difficult because all the lads are working hard and Tuesday nights game was good for different reasons, it was good to see the young lads’ debuts and some of the performance was good out of possessions.

“We ended up with a lot of youngsters on the pitch sub 20-year olds. It was good because there is vibrancy about the place, as they can there is a pathway for them to get in the team, gives everyone that lift, as they can see the pathway and for the people below that there is a pathway to take if they want it.

Dominic came through a concussion and Brandon was out a bit longer with his thigh. Coming through the game as they did gets them closer to the team.

“Jodi Jones is back training, run the rule of him see how he is moving and see if he has recovered from his cough. We will see how he is today, and I will make a decision from what I see later on.”


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