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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Wycombe Wanderers Preview

The gaffer looks ahead to tomorrow's trip to Adams Park...

11 December 2020

The Sky Blues are back on the road this weekend and it’s a trip to Adams Park, as City come up against last season’s Play-Off final winners, Wycombe Wanderers.

The two sides only met once last season, due to the reverse fixture at St Andrew’s never taking place due to the suspension of the football season.

Last time out, it was City who ran out winners and it was a Matty Godden hat-trick that day which stole the show as the Sky Blues secured a 4-1 victory.

However, despite a decent record against the Chairboys, Mark Robins is not dwelling on the past and is preparing for another difficult fixture.

“I think we’ve spoken about that the record before, but it’s a new game and you go into everyone knowing that you want to win the game and knowing that you’ve got a chance to do that and your opponents are thinking the same.

“We’re in good spirits, we’re six unbeaten but all of that counts for nothing unless we go there in the right frame of mind and attitude and if we do that, we give ourselves every chance.

“We want to go and out on a good performance and also, we’ve got to remember there will be supporters there and it’ll be the first time that we’ll have had that since March.”

With the fixtures coming round thick and fast, this will be both sides sixth game in the last three weeks since the return from the international break.

Both Mark Robins and Gareth Ainsworth will be hoping they can welcome back the return of players from injuries sooner rather than later.

Whether or not any of the Sky Blues players currently side-lined will return tomorrow remains to be seen, but Robins knows all sides are in the ‘same boat’ when it comes to injuries.

“It’s just relentless and you’ll have to forgive us from time to time if were a little bit boring because we keep repeating ourselves and were a little bit boring.” Robins said.

“We’re still obviously carrying significant injuries to key players but we’re all in the same boat.

“I’ve seen Gareth’s press this week after the game talking about his players that are out; Uche Ikpeazu, Ryan Tafazolli and Anthony Stewart was out in midweek so Jack Grimmer played at left centre-half, but I think Dominic Gape is just back playing his first game so like I said we all have similar issues.

“That recovery between games is important and also the information that’s going into the players between games is important.

“Gareth has also talked about it and looking at the players and how they are and the legs and trying to gauge how they are and asking them.

“Sometimes you can see watching their body language and how they’re moving and that will have an influence on what you do and the decisions that you make.”


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