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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Previews Doncaster Rovers Trip

City take on Donny in their final league game of the season...

3 May 2019

Ahead of the final game of the 2018/19 season, Sky Blues boss Mark Robins is looking to finish the campaign on a high against Doncaster Rovers.

City enter the final fixture of the League One season with a trip to the Keepmoat Stadium, against a Doncaster side in need of three points to secure a play-off place.

The Sky Blues have narrowly missed out on a play-off spot, having had their destiny taken out of their hands last weekend.

Robins is looking for his side to bounce back from last weekend’s draw and finish the season with another three points.

“I think it’s human nature for us, there is nothing riding on the game apart from the pride of putting in a performance and pride in the jersey.

“We are taking a lot of support as usual and we want to finish the season off properly so I’m not going to be happy if we take our foot off the gas.

“I think last week we went one up and then it just went a little bit flat, but I explained the reasons behind that.

“There are no excuses we are going away to a tough place where they have picked up a lot of points at home and they will certainly be looking to win this game. I expect a tough game, but I expect a good performance.

“We want to finish the season as high as possible, but for me it is performance over anything and we will see where that takes us, but it is a good game and players are playing for futures.”

Doncaster have been in and around the top six for the majority of the season, but face a fight on their hands to secure that final spot.

Peterborough United sit a place and a point behind Rovers, as they look to pip them to finish post with a final day win.

Robins heaped praise on the job Grant McCann has done this season at the Keepmoat and also legendary Doncaster striker, James Coppinger.

“I think they will have one ear to what is happening, but they will want to focus on themselves and just do their job.

“Grant has done a great job there and they’ve been playing great football all season.

“They had a little hiccup as every team does, but they are still in the top six positions, but for us it is the last game of the season and we want to go there with a focus that is the last game and we want to put in a performance.

“They are a good team, Coppinger is 38 and has been magnificent, I was up there when they played Bristol Rovers, he scored two goals and killed the game off early.

“He is capable of doing that we his quality, Marcus upfront has scored many goals this season and the Wilks off the right has generally been outstanding.

“They have been really good at home and the middle of the park is a good as anyone on the day, but obviously we are going there to put a performance in.”


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