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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Pleased With Exeter Win

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13 August 2019

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins was pleased with his side’s 4-1 victory over Exeter in Tuesday nights Carabao cup clash.

Forward Jordy Hiwula opened the scoring inside the first two minutes and it was the Sky Blues explosive start that pleased Robins the most.

Robins said: “I think the first half was really good. We started off brightly and deservedly took the lead early on.

“We seemed to grow in confidence and got a real foothold in the game and went two up with another really good goal.”

The Sky Blues second was scored by Matt Godden, who was making his full debut for the club, and Godden’s goal scoring attributes did not come as a surprise to Robins.  

He said: “He doesn’t need to prove anything to me, it’s there for everyone to see.

“I also think he is going to improve; his work rate is there, and he gets himself in between the posts and when he gets a chance, he takes it.

“It was a great left footed strike that came over his shoulder and not many players would have attempted it but hopefully they can see these things and learn from them.”

Tonight saw the Sky Blues concede their first goal of the season, and it was something Robins was keen to avoid.

He said: “The disappointment was their goal; I didn’t want to concede a goal and to concede one like that was poor.

“Silly passes crept in and then tiredness but it gives us more fitness in the legs and I thought it was a good night’s work in the end.”

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