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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Delighted With Bristol Rovers Win

Sky Blues beat Bristol Rovers 2-0...

17 August 2019

Manager Mark Robins believes his Sky Blues are getting ‘better and better’ after today’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers.

Robins described some of Coventry City’s play as ‘breathtaking’ after goals from Jordan Shipley and Gervane Kasteneer sealed the win and continued Coventry’s unbeaten start to the season. 

“Both goals were really good”, Robins told reporters after the game. “The second one was absolutely outstanding; out of this world. I think thats one of the best goals I’ve seen any team of mine score for a long long time. 

Gervane Kasteneer, scorer of City’s second, had been on the pitch for just over a minute before scoring. Mark Robins spoke of his delight for the Dutchman, who missed the start of the season through injury. 

“It was a great start for Gervane”, Robins said. “The interplay along the right was outstanding, especially at the end of the game when people’s legs are tiring.

“It came inside and the power that he showed was great.”

Coventry’s defence held firm for the third match on the bounce; the only other side to have not conceded in League One this term is top of the pack Lincoln City. “The clean sheet was absolutely outstanding; I’m delighted with that” Robins told us.

Robins was pleased with the performance from the Sky Blues. He said, “They caused one or two problems from misplaced passes but I’m not going to criticise anyone because  they are brave. They’re playing an attractive brand of football and they are looking like they enjoy doing it.”

Jordan Shipley’s opener came in extra time of the first half. Mark Robins believes that before the goal, there was a bit of frustration starting to set in amongst the Coventry City ranks. “We are starting to look dangerous then take more of our chances. Early on it was a bit frustrating, but it was good. There was some good build up, we were controlling the play.

Overall, Robins was pleased with the football played. “I thought we were really good. I think we were starting to get a little bit frustrated just before the first goal.

“They’re getting better and better all the time.”


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