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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins on the opening pre-season game

6 July 2019

Manager Mark Robins was pleased that the Sky Blues got through the pre-season opener injury free.

Goals from Gervane Kastaneer, Jordan Shipley, Josh Pask and Max Biamou gave Coventry City a 4-0 win over Leamington FC on Saturday afternoon.

Asked if he was happy with how it went, Robins immediately answered: “Yes, no injuries!”

"It was a good workout. They are a good side to play against in the first game. The pitch was OK. No injuries and that was the main thing.

"It was a decent start to it, at the end of a really tough week. Ultimately we got a really good workout against a fairly physical team."

Rfelecting on how the week has gone, the Manager spoke about the new Sky Blues signings getting acquainted. 

"They’ve worked hard all week" said Robins.

"They are just getting to know each other. There’s plenty of work to do, but it’s acceptable for a pre-season game.

“I thought the turnout was really good, that was nice, and we look forward to a good tour away to Spain starting Sunday night and a tough week’s work.

"Pre-season is a period of time that no one really likes. The players find it difficult because there’s plenty of work, and there’s nothing on the games. You just want to get that out of the way, and it’s a means to an end. We’ve got to use this time as well as we can, and get the players up to speed and ready for the start of the season in August."

Striker Max Biamou made his comeback, having been out injured since last August, and found the back of the net from the penalty spot.

“Max has worked hard," the Manager commented.

"Mentally he feels like he’s really on the way back and he feels the love that the fans have got for him, and that stands him in good stead."

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