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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Talks Scunthorpe and Luke Thomas

City take on the Iron this weekend at Glanford Park...

4 January 2019

The Sky Blues take on Scunthorpe United this weekend as they look to build on Tuesday’s win against Wycombe Wanderers.

City are on a run of three consecutive wins in League One and will come up against an Iron side who have won their previous two fixtures.

Boss Mark Robins is looking forward to coming up against his former side, who have been active in the Transfer Window so far.

He said: “You look at things like that, but ultimately it’s about us and what we’re doing and how we’re paying at the moment.

“I have good memories. The owners were brilliant, and there are some good people there and I have fond memories of the time I spent there.

“It is a difficult place to go, certainly for us, our record against them the past few years hasn’t been good, so we have to go there and continue in the same vain as we have been.

“We’ve had some really good performances over the last few weeks, prior to winning the game after the run we went on and again you tend to learn a lot of things during those periods.

“Hopefully we can kick on in the second half of the season and give everything we can to finish as high as we possibly can.

“The aim still has to be can we break into those play-offs and there’s a lot to do and we will have to win a lot of games to achieve that.”

City will head into the game on the news that winger Luke Thomas has completed his loan extension from Derby County.

Luke has featured 24 times for the Sky Blues during the loan period and has scored three times, making a real impact.

Robins was delighted with the news that Luke had extended his stay and believes the winger is someone younger players should up to.

“I’m delighted, I think there was a lot of interest in Luke and none more than his parent club because there were talks and rumours he was going to go back, but thankfully for us he is with us until the end of the season.

“He’s made a really big impact since he’s been here and he’s well liked and a good lad and on the pitch he has been brilliant.

“Out of possession he’s incredible and any young player who’s inspiring to get into the team should look at.

“The work he does in and out of possession, I think he’s good for us and this is good for him and hopefully he can strive to be even better in the second half of the season.”

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