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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Previews AFC Wimbledon Clash

City entertain the Dons in the first home fixture of 2019...

11 January 2019

The Sky Blues head into the weekends fixture with Wimbledon with an extra body in the camp, following the loan signing of Bright Enobakhare.

The forward joined on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers for the remainder of the season, looking to add to the attacking department.

Sky Blues boss, Mark Robins is looking forward to having Bright in amongst the ranks with his side, as they entertain the Dons tomorrow afternoon.

“He’s powerful, he’s talented and young and he’s played in the Premier League and the Championship and he’s done pretty well.” Robins said.

“He was out on loan earlier in the season and I would imagine it didn’t go as well for him as he had hoped or anticipated.

“Bright’s a talent and we want to try and help him get the best out of himself to help us for the rest of the season and I think if he does that, we have a real talent on our hands.

“We needed to try and help ourselves with the wide areas, but he can play central as well and I think things will become clearer as the window goes on with what were trying to do and we will have another one coming in before the end of the month.

“We have to look at where he (Enobakhare) best fits and knowing what the next step is it makes sense of everything and I’m happy with the way things are going.

“I think the way we play and what we try to do in and out of possession is changing and I think it looks positive and we are young and full of energy and that’s what we want to try and keep providing from now until the end of the season and then on.”

City will be in action at the Ricoh Arena for the first time in 2019 this weekend, following back to back away fixtures against Wycombe and Scunthorpe.

Sitting currently in 8th position in League One, the Sky Blues are two places off the top six heading into the weekend.

Robins is expecting another difficult clash against the Dons, who since the last time the two sides faced have changed manager, with Wally Downes now in the hot seat.

He said. “You can be in a strong run of games and then like we found out, you go through a period without winning and then you can go on another run of form.

“We’re playing in a way which I think is attractive. The goal we scored against Southend was a brilliant team goal and that’s where we want to try and get to regularly.

“Tomorrow we will come up against a side who have won two of their last three and they’ve got a new manager with a Wimbledon connection from the days when I was paying and understands what they’re about and what they require and regardless of their position in the league it’s a difficult game.

“We found ourselves in a similar position two years ago at the bottom of the league but still winning games and playing some decent football.

“The chances are it will be a tough game for us and flip that round, if we do the right things it will be a difficult afternoon for them and that’s what we’re trying to do.”


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