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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Preston Reaction

City confirm their Championship status...

24 April 2021

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins hailed City securing their Championship status as the biggest achievement of his managerial career.

Robins has led City to the League Two Play-Off Final victory, League One title and Checkatrade Trophy, but it was keeping City in England’s second tier that put the icing on the cake.

It is well documented the adversities the Sky Blues have had to overcome, and Robins was proud of what his side has achieved following the final whistle against Preston North End.

“What we’ve achieved is nothing short of a miracle, it’s absolutely huge, this is the biggest achievement I’ve had in my managerial career. 

“It’s been so tough, credit to all the players because they’ve put an unbelievable amount of effort in and the fact they’ve stood up in the last week and won three games in testament to them. 

“It’s so much beyond winning League One last season, all the things we had to go through this season is unprecedented, to compete on the back of that is nothing short of a miracle. 

“They deserve all the plaudits and everything that comes their way because over a four-year period this club has been absolutely magnificent.”

City secured their Championship status for the 2021/22 season after results elsewhere ensured they would fall to the drop, with two games remaining.

A run of three wins on the bounce heading into today’s game against Preston had given the Sky Blues the momentum and helped climb the table.

However, on the pitch it was disappointment as they suffered defeat against North End, in a game which won’t be remembered anytime soon.

“The game was horrific, you could see the energy we’ve used over the last three games has just taken everything out of us. 

“There was commitment and effort but there was no urgency, it was a dead game, we’ve given them a penalty, it’s a disappointing day in terms of the game.”

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