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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Peterborough United Preview

City travel to the Weston Homes Stadium this weekend...

25 October 2019

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins told how his side should take confidence from Wednesday night’s win over Fleetwood Town into this weekend’s clash with Peterborough United.

The Sky Blues came from a goal behind to secure three points against Fleetwood, thanks to goals from Amadou Bakayoko and Zain Westbrooke.

City climbed back into the top six with the win and now travel to table toppers Peterborough United at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Speaking to the local press earlier today, the City boss admitted his side will need to go and impose themselves on the Posh.

He said: “They’ve got themselves to the top of the division and I think that’s going to change plenty over the remainder of the season, but they’ve got themselves on top and they ’ll be looking to hammer that home.

“They’re a good side, Darren’s sides are always entertaining and always score goals and they’re no different this season and we have to go and find a way of imposing our game on them, it’s no different.

“Away from home against the top of the league we should have some confidence from the other night and go into this game with the belief that we can take three points.

“I think we have to go and try and impose our game.

“Clearly, they’ve got threats all over the pitch, they’ve made some really good acquisitions over the summer and they’re firing, but again they’ve lost some games as well, so you have to focus on that.

“There’s nobody in the division who’s unbeatable and I think it’s a game we should look forward to definitely.”

The Posh currently sit top of League One, following victory against Accrington Stanley midweek sent them level on points with Ipswich Town and Wycombe Wanderers.

A win for the Sky Blues will see them join the above on 27 points in League One, but Robins is aware it will be a difficult task for his side, but one they will be going into looking for their first away win.

 “We have to go about our business our way. You’ve got to be aware of what the oppositions doing 100% but on the back of it you’ve got to let them worry about us a little bit as well.

“We are away from home and haven’t won away from home yet and we’re desperate to change that as soon as we can, and what better place to go than Peterborough to try and do that and achieve that.

“We know it’s a tough game, we know they’re at the top of the league, but we also know that that’s where they expect to be and that brings its own pressures.

“Darren’s had great success at Peterborough, and I think they’ve recruited really well over the summer and the results they’re getting are coming through, they’re scoring lots of goals and they’ve got some exciting players.

“There’s Marcus Maddison who’s a talent, Ivan Toney who scores goals and guarantees them goals and Eisa’s come in and hit the ground running as well so they’ve definitely got threats.

“George Boyd’s come in and no-ones really spoke about him but he’s a really good experienced pro, so they’ve got some good players in their ranks and we’ve got to find a way of imposing our game on them which is the challenge.”


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