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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Burton Albion Preview

The Sky Blues head to the Pirelli Stadium this weekend...

13 September 2019

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins has echoed the comments of Burton Albion Nigel Clough, as he expects an entertaining game this weekend.

Robins told how he had read Clough’s comments earlier in the week on the opposing manager expecting a good game between the two sides.

The Brewers will host City tomorrow afternoon and Robins is looking forward to coming up against a good side in Clough’s Burton Albion.

He said: “We’ve got a job to do and there’s a lot of focus on it. I’ve read Nigel’s comments on the game and he thinks its going to be a good game and I’m no different to that.

“They have a lot of experienced players and good quality and they beat us twice last season, albeit it was close in both games.

“It’s a game to look forward to and it always is against Nigel’s teams because they play good football so it should be a decent game and hopefully, we can go and perform again.

“They came down from the Championship the season before last and they are always a good side and a challenging team to play against with Nigel as the manager.

“He’s a good experienced manager and he has been in the game for a really long time and he sees the game similar to us and wants his teams to play football.”

The Sky Blues head into the game unbeaten in League One still this season and currently sit in 2nd place, level on points with Wycombe Wanderers who occupy top spot.

City have recorded four wins in the league and three draws, with the draws all coming in the away fixtures so far this season.

Robins is focusing on his side putting in a performance against the Brewers and picking up that first win on the road.

“We will be taking a big following and I’m hoping we can have as many as they have in what is a noisy atmosphere.

“But for us, it’s about going and putting in a performance like we have done and can we reach the same heights as we have previously without conceding and having to come from goals down.

“But, should we have to do that we’ve shown this season that they have good character and can comeback from those setbacks.

“As much as I’d like to change that so we don’t have to do it, we’ve had situations a couple of times this season where we’ve come back and shown really good character and away from home we’re looking to try and pick the three points up.”

The City boss is well aware of the threats that Burton will possess this weekend and knows they will make it difficult for his side come kick-off.

“Scott Fraser is one you look at because he breaks from midfield really well, they’ve got Stephen Quinn who is a really good player in there with lots of experience.

“They’ve got Ryan Edwards in there and they’ve got three really good midfield players as well as Lucas Akins who is there go to guy, he’s really versatile for them and then they’ve got Liam Boyce back from international duty and they have really good players.

“We know they’re good and we know they’re capable and you know they play an entertaining brand of football and they can make it difficult for you.”

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