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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Tranmere Rovers Preview

The Sky Blues take on Tranmere this weekend...

12 October 2019

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins is looking for his side to bounce back this weekend when they face Tranmere Rovers in League One action.

Last time out, City suffered their first defeat of the season against Rotherham United, a defeat which ended a ten-game unbeaten start to the season.

Robins knows there are no easy games in this division, and he is expecting another difficult task against Micky Mellon’s side.

He said: “They’re all difficult.”

“I don’t think there’s anyone daft enough to think that there’s any easy games, there aren’t. Tranmere have had two promotions on the bounce, Micky’s done an unbelievably good job and they’ve come through the divisions and climbed the pyramid really quickly.

“They’ve taken a little bit of time to find their feet which is understandable, but they’ve got good players, strong players, players that have had promotions and they’ve added to that.

“We are looking forward to a really good game and there’s no better game really in front of the Sky cameras to up the ante, but that’s for both teams as well.

“Nobody’s taking anything for granted, we don’t do that, we’ve played against teams that were previously unbeaten and we’ve taken that scalp, Rotherham took ours last week and we’ve got to get back on it and perform.

“Although it’s not focusing on that, its focusing on our processes and the performance then follows.”

Robins comes into the game on the back of agreeing a new contract with the club, after spending almost three years with the Sky Blues.

During that time the manager has led the club to Checkatrade Trophy success and a play-off final win against Exeter City and now he has his eyes set on returning to the Championship.

“I’m ambitious for Coventry City and I always have been.

“When I came in, they were staring down a relegation and we had an opportunity to showcase the club at Wembley which we did and the supporters were magnificent, turned up with 45,000 people.

“The sky’s the limit here, we’ve just got to get things right, we’ve got to get back into Coventry and I think you’ll see when we get back into Coventry that things will start to change, and the numbers will return.

“They’ve started to grow currently now at St Andrews, people who have stayed away I totally respect and understand their decision.

“The ones who have come across have been fantastic so that’s a positive and I’m grateful to Birmingham City because obviously they’ve accommodated us to play our games and they’ve looked after us really well.

“It’s absolutely not ideal, certainly not ideal but there’s a lot to do and I am fully committed to the process.”


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