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INTERVIEW: “I am happy with where we’re at"

City take on Doncaster this weekend...

17 January 2020

The Sky Blues head into tomorrow’s clash with Doncaster Rovers, with two strikers in fine goal scoring form.

Matty Godden has six goals in his last five games and Max Biamou scored two against Bristol Rovers in the midweek FA Cup victory.

City boss, Mark Robins is delighted to have the pair finding the back of the net on a regular basis and he is hoping the duo can take the confidence from their recent performances into the game against Doncaster this weekend.

“They’ve been brilliant the pair of them, they’ve been outstanding.

“Matty scored his two hat-tricks which doesn’t happen very often but managed to do that brilliantly and Max the other night got two brilliant goals for us as well and they’re going to both be in good confidence and that gives me really good options.

“It’s a brilliant situation for them both to be in because they’re both showing they’re capable of scoring goals but not only that, they end up taking part in a really good team performance.”

Another man who shone on Tuesday night along with Biamou, was midfielder Callum O’Hare who came back into the starting eleven.

O’Hare came away with two assists to his name and also was awarded with the sponsors man of the match accolade.

“Callum’s performance the other night and previously to that when he’s been on from the bench have been outstanding.” Robins said.

“He’s a good player there’s no doubt about it, he’s got really good quality; he has a really calm head and he will get better and better and he needs to play.

“What he’s done here is good and is good for his development and will stand him in good stead for the rest of his career.

“He’s done really well and he’s pushing and pushing all the time, but he’s doing that to try and make himself better.

“He doesn’t change in training, he’s exactly the same as he is in the games and that will mean he improves and he becomes the best he can possibly be because he gives himself the best opportunity every day in training.”

The selection choices the manager has is something he is relishing and knows that despite only being able to pick eleven players, everyone will have a role to play from now until the end of the season.

“It’s great to have the squad of players we’ve got, you can only pick eleven in a team and everybody knows that and I think what that has to do is drive people on but also know that you’re looking for the energy levels to be right in every game and that’s what that could do for us moving forward.

“Whilst you know that people are going to be disappointed inevitably because it isn’t a case where you can pick everybody and keep everybody happy hence you can’t try and do that but ultimately knowing that they are a big part of it and will play a big part moving forward is something that they have to get used to but also understand and get on with really.

“I am happy with where we’re at in terms of the squad and the development of it, still work to do without a shadow of a doubt, but we’re in a decent place at the moment and we’ve just got to keep that going.”

 


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