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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Rotherham United Preview

The Sky Blues entertain the Millers this weekend...

4 December 2020

The Sky Blues entertain Rotherham United this weekend, the first time the two sides will have met since February earlier this year.

                             

Both sides were promoted to the Championship last season, with the Millers finishing a place behind City and securing the second automatic spot.

Ahead of kick-off tomorrow, City boss Mark Robins was full of praise for his former team-mate Paul Warne, for the job he is doing at the New York Stadium.

“They are tough side to beat and they have a way of playing which makes it unconformable for every opponent.” Robins said.

“But we just want to concentrate on us and how we can hurt them and create opportunities for ourselves in the game.

“They will try and run all over you and it’s very typical of a Paul Warne team and they’re very much built on his image.

“He was a player who used to run all day and he knew the game and he could be self-deprecating, but he was better than what he gave himself credit for and that’s the similar with his management.

“He’s a good guy that gets people working for him and they’re a real physical team with some quality too and it will be a really tough game and all the games that they’ve played have been difficult for their opponent that’s for sure.”

The Sky Blues will head into the game this weekend on the back of a run of four games without defeat, and six points put on the board.

During this run, City have made themselves hard to beat and have shown that never say die attitude, scoring late goals against Norwich City and Derby County.

“Fingers crossed that continues.

“Obviously, each challenge is different and tomorrow will be different from Tuesday night and different from anything that we’ve had this season so we have to focus on ourselves as we always do and we will put the finishing touches on things today.”

Also, not only have City scored late on, but they’ve also kept two clean sheets and have conceded just two goals in the process.

The Sky Blues have had to do this despite missing several players through injury, including top scorer from last season, Matty Godden, who starts the press from the front.

“You can’t have it’s all ways.

“We needed to find our feet and I think that some of the attacking play and some of the movements have been outstanding and we’ve lost players.

“We mentioned the other day at Norwich that they had several players out including Teemu Pukki and if you look at it; our Teemu Pukki is Matty Godden.

“He’s our leading Goalscorer and it’s a blow to have him out and it has been a month and we can’t forget that and he’s been fantastic since he came through the door and it’s been a blow.”

  


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