Mark Robins was “delighted” after City secured a comfortable 2-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrew’s on Wednesday night.
The Sky Blues took all three points thanks to second-half goals from Viktor Gyokeres and Jamie Allen, avenging their defeat to the Owls at Hillsborough earlier in the campaign.
Robins couldn’t hide his delight after the win and was pleased with the fight his side showed in a scrappy encounter.
Robins said: “It was a big win, with all the injuries we’ve got it’s tough, it’s a fantastic win and also a really good performance because they dug in, it was as scrappy as anything you’ve seen this season but that’s the Championship.
“This time of year, in these circumstances, it’s going to be a tough, it’s going to be a fight and that’s the biggest thing for us, it was about outrunning them, outfighting them, before any quality comes into it.
“We said at half-time that any bits of quality might just undo them and that’s exactly what happened, Viktor’s goal was really well-taken, great run, great movement, great pass.
“It’s difficult to put into words how pleased I am, I’m delighted with it and the players are delighted with it and so they should be because that’s a big three points.”
The manager was also full of praise for Callum O’Hare who set-up both of City’s goals and was pleased by the impact his substitutes had on the game in the second period.
“Callum O’Hare shown some brilliant quality for both of the goals, I’m absolutely delighted for Jamie Allen because he’s not said anything, he’s just worked his socks off and got on with it and taken his chance and looked really bright when he came on.
“We managed to create some space in the second-half, they had to come out and open things up a little bit, their bench looked really strong tonight and I was really pleased that a few of our subs came on and made a really good impact on the game tonight.
“I’m just delighted because we’ve had some injury problems, it’s huge, I’m delighted with the win and it’s about regrouping now leading into the game against Birmingham City on Saturday.”