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PUSB: Read Mark Robins programme column as he looks ahead to tonight's game

20 October 2020

Manager Mark Robins has looked ahead to the game against Swansea City in his regular programme column.

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As each week, Mark Robins has reflected on recent games and looked ahead to the upcoming match in his regular programme column.

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Reflecting on Saturday's game against Brentford, the Sky Blues boss said:

"Last Saturday we travelled to Brentford, who were 90 minutes away from promotion last season and clearly have some top players, and were beaten by two second-half goals. We were unlucky because the first goal was clearly offside, but when you go a goal down in those circumstances against a top team like Brentford it makes things more difficult. The second goal was a poor goal to concede and that really took the game away from us.

"We started to grow into the game after the hour mark as we grew in confidence to make an impact in possession. As a newly promoted side, it will take some time to develop in to the team we will become, positivity in our approach is always key, and we have to keep in that mindset to help our progression."

Robins added:

"We have also got to remember who we’re playing against and that this level is a huge step up. I know fans have become used to us beating teams over the last couple of years, and that remains our aim each time we play, but at the same time we need to be conscious of the challenge that we face in the Championship each week.

"As I have said in previous years, it is important to take each game as it comes and not be swayed from our focus on our principles – that does not change now we are in the Championship.

"We have earned our place in this league and we’re capable of causing teams problems, as we have already shown. Our next task is to show the confidence and aggression to help us to that next milestone.

Ahead of tonight's clash with Swansea City, Robins said that he expects another good test for the Sky Blues squad against Steve Cooper's men.

"Swansea are another good team and another former Premier League team who are now in this league," said Robins.

"In Steve Cooper they have a talented manager, who has brought together a team with a good blend of youth and experience. They have had a strong start to the season, tasting defeat for the first time this campaign at home to Huddersfield on Saturday. They are a side who like to play from the back and they press really aggressively, so it is another good challenge and should be a good contest."

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