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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Doncaster Rovers Preview

City head into the game six unbeaten...

17 January 2020

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins has labelled this weekend’s trip to the Keepmoat Stadium as a ‘big game’ for his side.

City return to League One action as they face Darren Moore’s Doncaster Rovers, on the back of six games unbeaten in all competitions.

Rovers currently sit ninth in the division, four points adrift of the Sky Blues with a game in hand heading into the fixture and Robins told how it’s a game his team should enjoy.

“Tomorrow’s game is a big game; they’re a good side and they haven’t conceded many goals; they’ve conceded fewer than us but played less games, I think.

“It’s interesting the split in their games, I think they’ve played 15 at home and nine away, so there’s a big split and they’ve got plenty more away games to come.

“Tomorrow’s game is a huge game because of the way that they play and the way the go about things, they’re a really good team and it’s great looking at them and how they perform.

“They’re a good side at what they do, and we just have to be aware of that, but also know where we can hurt them as well.

“It’ll be as much about what we do out of possession as what we do in possession and that’s the challenge, that’s the challenge for us in the game not just tomorrow but moving forward.

“Last week against MK Dons was a tough game and there’s not easy games, it changes this time of year, we just need to keep a focus on what we’re doing and just keep it like that.”

City come into the game on the back of a 3-0 win against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night, as they progressed into the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

A brace from Max Biamou and one for Josh Pask on his debut helped fire down Bristol on that day and performances elsewhere on the pitch has given the manager food for thought.

“If you look at the squad you want everyone close to it and as close as they possibly can be, and Tuesday night helped that.

“Also, you’re looking to pick a side that can deal with the in possession and out of possession things that we do and we’re going to have to do.

“Primarily what we’re doing and the way that we play it showed that we’ve got various options and really good options that are close to it which is what you want so that’s what the game showed me the other night and that’s what we’ll continue to try and do.

“For us going into the game this weekend, it’s about going in there with no fear and believing that we can keep putting in good performances and hopefully leading to good results.”

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