Mark Robins wants his Sky Blues side to “attack” the remainder of the season ahead of City’s clash against Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday evening.
The Sky Blues host the Owls in their first home game of the year in midweek, looking to avenge their narrow defeat at Hillsborough earlier in the campaign.
City boss Robins has challenged his squad to play without fear and attack the second half of the season after suffering defeat at Reading in their last league outing.
Robins said: “Sheffield Wednesday have got some good young players, they did pretty well against Everton, but we’re looking forward to it.
“They rested some players, but we’ll just concentrate on ourselves and look forward to playing on Wednesday evening.
“We want to attack the season with positivity without any fear, that’s the message for the rest of the season, like we did last season.
“Games in the second half of the season are all big games, we’ve had good performances but not results, some mistakes cost us last week against Reading and then we had a second weekend without a game.
“We all want to be more clinical, we have to stay true to ourselves and fight and do the things that we know we do well and keep improving on it.”
The Sky Blues will be without Kyle McFadzean at St Andrew’s in midweek after his second-half dismissal at the Madejski Stadium, but Robins hopes his side can move on quickly from last week’s defeat in Berkshire.
“Sometimes the opponents wear you down and grind you down and their quality shows, we didn’t make them work hard enough to score their goals last Tuesday night, that’s the disappointment.
“It’s always a blow, Kyle’s performed at a really good level for us this year, since he’s come in, he’s been a really effective signing.
“We can’t be too down when we lose games like we did on Tuesday night, you could feel a little bit of dejection, rightly so, but we need to move on from that really quickly.
“We’re continuing in the same vein, we try and play good attacking football, we’ve got to start adding some goals, but we’ve also got to provide the chances and get people in the right positions.
“We could have been two-nil up the other night and two-nil up against Norwich City, we have to be more clinical, we have to keep working and once players start to score they get some confidence and they’ll continue to do that.”