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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Looks Ahead To Luton Clash

Sky Blues travel to Kenilworth Road this weekend...

22 February 2019

The Sky Blues come up against Luton Town this weekend at Kenilworth Road and City boss Mark Robins says it’s one his players should look forward to.

City head into the game following back to back wins and clean sheets in their last two outings against Rochdale and Walsall.

Robins and his side will come up against the league leaders this weekend, who are currently on a run of 20 league games without defeat.

The City boss says his team have to go into the game confident and look forward to the fixture against the Hatters.

“It’s a great game this week and one to look forward to off the back of the performances we have had of late.

“It’s a good game for us to have against a team that we did really well against last season, they were on a fantastic run then and on a fantastic run now.

“It’s a game for us to look forward to and try and push for the win, it will be a tough game for us as they work their socks off which was evident last time we played them, they work really hard out of possession as well.

“They are high goal scorers and because of the way they play they throw bodies forward and make it difficult for you, but on the other side there is places you can hurt them.

“We have to go in confident, looking forward to it and enjoy it.”

The last time the Sky Blues travelled to Kenilworth Road they came away with a memorable 3-0 win, with goals coming from Marc McNulty, Jordan Shipley and Duckens Nazon.

Having both achieved promotion last season, Robins admitted he has admiration for the work Luton have put in in order to reach the summit of League One this season.

“I think when you watch them you can’t help but admire what they are doing.

“Going back to Bournemouth, when they were getting promoted to the Premier League and how they were in and out of possession, Luton have a similar look to them out of possession.

“It’s something we can look at and try and emulate because it’s how you get success and whilst they’ve got players that are willing to do that, they have players who will make forward runs and pace and put you under pressure.

“Mick Harford has been there for a long time and he has been manager in his own right.

“He was Luton manager when I was at Rotherham and they got the 30 point deduction which he had to contend with.

“He knows his way around the game especially at Luton, it is a safe appointment, they players know what they are doing, they’ve had nearly two seasons together and last season they were a worthy team of going up and this season they just kicked on and are doing well.

“Mick knows the game and has been head of recruitment for a while, he has been to our games a lot so he knows what we are about and what we are capable of, so there is no doubt he will see this as a dangerous game for them.”


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