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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Previews Burton Albion

City are looking to extend their unbeaten run...

7 March 2019

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins is expecting a tough game against Burton Albion tomorrow night, but is focused on extending the unbeaten run.

City are without defeat in their last five fixtures and have closed the gap on the top six to just five points heading into tomorrow’s game.

Three points against the Brewers would see the Sky Blues close that gap to two points and Robins is looking at that as an ‘added incentive’.

“It is a good chance for us, and Burton will see the same.” He said.

“It is a Friday night game, it is a chance of moving within 2 points, but we are looking to continue what we are doing, with the style of play we are playing; the players are enjoying themselves and full of confidence.

“We concentrate on performance, because I don’t think there is a great deal wrong with what we are doing.

“We know we haven’t scored as many goals as we should have, we haven’t conceded too many either, I think we have got to maintain what we are doing and stay focused and keep enjoying it.

“We have to keep the performances up against different opposition and Burton have been really good opponents.

“They have been up and down with results, but a good side with a lot of experience. They came down from the Championship last season meaning they are a good side.”

The game will be played under the lights at the Ricoh Arena on Friday night against Nigel Clough’s side who currently sit in 11th position.

Last time out against Burton Albion, City suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Pirelli Stadium back in November.

Robins knows the threat that Burton possess and the experience they have having just come down from the Championship last season.

“Tomorrow night is all I’m looking at, I’m just taking it one game at a time.

“We have to focus on tomorrow as it is a tough game and they have a lot of experience within their team and they played at a high-level last year.

“They have been a good footballing team and played good stuff against a decent opposition.

“Against Barnsley they were really good, and they were really good against us when we played them away, so they have a lot of quality that we are aware of and we have to try and do more then what we did against them away.

“We are in a different head space, we had a really good February and started this month well last week, so the confidence is there, so the important thing is to play with no fear because we can't afford to do that.”


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