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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reading Preview

Robins looking forward to Reading challenge...

29 October 2020

The Sky Blues get set for their third game in the space of six days tomorrow, as Mark Robins side entertain the current league leaders, Reading.

The Royals have enjoyed a successful start to the Championship and sit seven points clear at the top of the table after eight games.

City boss, Mark Robins is expecting Reading to be ‘bouncing’ following their start to the season, but he wants the Sky Blues to embrace the challenge which awaits them.

“They’ve got a good team, like every side in this division and they’ve been a consistent team in the Championship over the last few years, having spent time in the Premier League not too long ago as well.

“They’ve had ups and downs like every team suffers and it looks like they’re ready to go again with some good young players and some experience in their team to go with it.

“What they’re been doing at the moment is enjoying a spell, playing with a lot of confidence and winning football matches.

“So, they’re going to come to us tomorrow bouncing and we have to counter that.”

City will be hoping they can bounce back from their recent run of results and get some points back on the board.

Reflecting on the opening few results the Sky Blues have endured this season, Robins suggested it may be time for a reset and to put recent games out of their minds.

“We have to press a reset button and go again and look at what we’ve done and look at what we’re capable of doing.

“There’s no better game really, because we’re playing top of the league, a side full of confidence, and they’re doing really well, but ultimately this is what you’ve come in the league for.

“You’re going to come up against challenges and there’s no greater one that’s for sure and we’ve got to embrace it and enjoy it and that’s the biggest thing for me.

“We always feel we can go and cause them problems, but that belief has got to come over a period of time and there are significant factors that mean we have to play catch-up even if we’re on a level playing field.

“Nobody like losing games and we certainly can’t dwell on anything either, so we have to look at the positives and work with them and like I said, look forward to the games as much as possible because this is eight years of turning things around, so it’s been a long-long time so we need to enjoy it and embrace it.”

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