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INTERVIEW: Robins On Away Run and Injuries

The Sky Blues head into the game on the back of victory against Ipswich...

13 December 2019

After picking up a win on the road against Ipswich Town midweek, City are looking to make it back to back victories against Shrewsbury Town.

City return to League One action after the midweek FA Cup replay, where goals from Max Biamou and Jordan Shipley helped send the Sky Blues into the third round of the competition.

Now, as the Sky Blues travel to the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium this weekend, City boss Mark Robins is hoping his side can take heart from their cup win at Portman Road.

He said: “We have a chance now with four out of the next five away from home, including the cup game, you’re looking at a run of games where we can maybe turn the form around or turn the results around in our favour on the road.

“One thing that we have to do is take heart from the cup games and the performances on the road in the cup and take that into the league from.

“I think we should have had another ten points on the road, I think that’s probably something that we can safely say was achievable by being a little bit more resolute, a little bit stronger mentally but ultimately we’re not too far away.

“Whilst you can look at that and look what’s happened in the past it’s irrelevant, it really is irrelevant.

“I think if you take that baggage into the games with you it can be an obstacle, another obstacle to overcome.

“We know what we’ve got to do to win games and we know what we’ve got to do tomorrow to win this one so on the back of the performance and the result the other night we should go into this game with a load of confidence.”

The Sky Blues came through the game with no injuries, despite Jordan Shipley coming off with a slight knock during the game.

Robins gave an update on the fitness of Shipley, as well as Josh Pask who made his return for the Under-23s.

“He’s (Jordan Shipley) alright, he’s fine.

“Yeah he’s (Josh Pask) alright he’s just getting back to getting some minutes and trying to get his fitness levels.

“I’m just waiting for him to get fit then we’ll see because we’ve not seen anything of him yet, we’ve just seen bits in pre-season and then the day before the season starts, we’ve not seen him.

“It’s just good to have everybody back really or getting everybody back closer to being able to be fit for selection. He’s just one of a number of players who are fighting for a position.

“We’ve got training today so hopefully we can get through training today and be okay with more or less a clean bill of health. We’ve worked hard to reduce that injury list and thankfully that’s starting to shorten.”

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