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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Previews Blackpool Clash

Sky Blues entertain the Tangerines tomorrow...

6 September 2019

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins is expecting a physical battle when his side welcome Blackpool to St Andrew’s this weekend.

Both sides have identical records in the league, with three wins and three draws in the opening six league games, with Blackpool above the Sky Blues on goal difference.

The two unbeaten sides will lock horns and Robins is looking to maintain his sides unbeaten record.

He said: “They’re all big games, but we go into it two unbeaten teams.

“Blackpool are a good side, they’re physical with good players and they are towards the top with us with the same results and identical records and it’s a game to look forward to.

“We have to stand up against any team and we have to concentrate on us and know what they do, they’re a good side.

“The way they operate is a good way of operating and Simon’s record is really good in the league and he has four promotions throughout his career and one of them was with Blackpool the last time he was there.

“They’re a good side, but we need to concentrate on us and make sure we continue in the same vain and try and develop and I think there are good signs but it’s still early days.”

The Sky Blues return to league action this weekend, following the midweek draw with Walsall in the Trophy.

Robins admitted he has been pleased from the start his side have made to the season but is still looking for improvements.

He said: “We’re back to league action and fully focused on what we’ve done and there’s been some good work over the last 24 hours, and we will finish that off today.

“There still a lot of work to do but we’re in a good place and we want to continue in that vain and come the end of the game tomorrow we want to be in the best position we can be.

“From our point of view, it’s been a really good start but also the way that we play has been evident throughout and the training that they’ve done through the summer, you can see it coming through.

“Even Tuesday night with some of the players that haven’t been playing regularly and some of the younger lads you can see it coming through and starting to develop and it’s good to see.

“I’ve been impressed we’ve what we’ve done collectively but I’m still looking for us to try and improve and improve as quickly as we can do because we want to have a good season and we want to improve on last season’s 8th place finish in a really tough environment.”

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