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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Bristol Rovers Preview

City travel to the Memorial Stadium...

31 January 2020

Despite all the rumours flying around on Transfer Deadline Day, City boss Mark Robins only focused on tomorrow’s clash with Bristol Rovers.

The Sky Blues travel to the Memorial Stadium for the second time in the space of four weeks, this time in League One action.

Robins told the local press earlier today that you can make Deadline Day a distraction if you want to, but he is only focusing on coming away with victory against Bristol Rovers

“This is the job, it’s not a distraction it’s just part of it, you can make it a distraction if you want, but it’s the same as everything else, we’re focused on Bristol Rovers.

“We’re just looking forward to this window slamming shut and then we can get on with things.

“We can focus, and we’ll train in preparation for the game tomorrow which is a big game for us.

“They have brought in a lot of players; 4 or 5 I think and they’re looking to do some more business, so things have changed for them as well.

“It’s another away game, there’s three on the bounce I think, and we’ve just got to make sure that we do the same things and are ready.

“We’re expecting a tough game but know we can go and play and just enjoy it and that’s the message for everybody is just to go and enjoy the rest of the season and see where it takes us, keep playing the football they’re playing and keep being brave because they’re good enough.”

February will represent a busy month for the Sky Blues, as they prepare for eight fixtures in the space of just over four weeks.

With the number of fixtures to be played next month and from now until the end of the season, Robins will be looking to make the most of his squad.

“The games are coming thick and fast, so everybody’s going to be involved, and ultimately we don’t want to lose anybody else if we can help it unless it’s something that I want to do, and we’ll see.

“They’re focused and once the windows shut, they’ll know where they are, and they’ll get on with it.

“In all fairness, that hasn’t been something that’s been an issue, the lads have just got on with things and they know there’s a chance of achieving something this year and they’re all on that.”


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