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INTERVIEW: "I'm Excited To Work With Him"

City welcomed the addition of Ryan Giles on Deadline Day...

7 February 2020

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins told press earlier today how he is excited to work with Deadline Day signing, Ryan Giles.

Giles joined the Sky Blues on loan for the remainder of the season from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, having previously been on loan at Shrewsbury Town.

The versatile wide-man will be eligible for selection this weekend for the first time since joining the club, having been cup-tied midweek.

Robins believes the addition of the 20-year-old could make a big difference from now until the end of the season.

He said: “We’ve brought him in because he’s powerful, he’s quick and he’s young.

“Does he do everything right? Not yet, but does he do a lot of things right? Absolutely. Is he somebody who can make a big difference to us in the final seventeen games? Absolutely that’s why he’s here.

“For me and the way that I want us to play and approach games, as long as he gets to the level and we can get him to level and intensity that we work at and Wolves do that and he’s been on the bench in the Premier League for Wolves.

“The ingredients are all there and I’m excited to work with him and I think he can help us do something really special for the rest of this season.”

Robins made six changes to the starting eleven for the midweek FA Cup replay against Birmingham City, in what was a close fought battle.

The manager was pleased with what he saw from those who came into the side and spoke of his happiness with his squad at the moment.

“The squad’s a good squad so I’m delighted with the fact that player’s come in and step up and perform to a really high level.

“That goes to the training, that’s all what we do and the players do and the fact that they’re trying to get into the team and the squad every week.”

In the last two fixtures against Birmingham and Bristol Rovers, the Sky Blues have earned plaudits for their team goals which haven’t gone unnoticed by supporters.

“There’s been some really good ones (goals) and you’ve got to try and look at that and keep it going but make sure we try and improve and take more.” Robins said.

“If we could have done that the other day we’d have run away with the game but it just wasn’t to be and that’s the next bit of our development, that bit of concentration to stop the crosses that were allowed to come in at the end of the game when everyone’s tired.

“It’s about getting a little bit tighter and making sure we get close and stop the cross and I think with a little bit of luck we would’ve run away with it but it wasn’t to be and we’ve got to keep moving forward and keep doing the things that have got us to this stage.”


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