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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins looks ahead to Leicester, Victor Torp signing and FA Cup draw

City entertain the Foxes this weekend...

12 January 2024


INTERVIEW: Mark Robins looks ahead to Leicester, Victor Torp signing and FA Cup draw

City entertain the Foxes this weekend...

12 January 2024

Mark Robins says his team will need to put in a top performance this weekend against league leaders, Leicester City.

The Sky Blues entertain the Foxes at the Coventry Building Society Arena, as they look to continue a recent run of fine form.

Leicester sit top of the Championship, ten points clear, having won 21 of their 26 games this season.

Robins is looking forward to the game, as well as having Victor Torp in his ranks after completing his deal yesterday afternoon.


The signing of Victor Torp…

“He is an elegant player. He has decent techniques and clean feet and can see a pass.

“He is going to need to get used to the speed of the game. He’s 24 and the age is a good one to come into our squad. He isn’t a direct replacement for Gustavo Hamer, he is totally different to that, he has different characteristics and was within the profile when the recruitment team were looking.

“He is a really good lad and speaks perfect English. We’re confident over time he will fit in really well.

“You have to remember he has been off for over five weeks, so he needs time to get up to speed, but he is a good player.

“He has been on the radar for a while. They’ve looked at a lot of his game and met up with him and been over to Norway to conclude the deal and he came over and completed his medical yesterday and he is here and ready to go and start working.

“There is some work for him to do but is good to have him in the building, he is a really nice young man, and he has the ambition to do well.”


The challenge of facing Leicester City this weekend…

“They are a top team. Somebody said to me the other day that they are on loan from the Premier League, and they are probably right.

“They have quality players, and they are finding results week in week out and they play in a good style with speed, nous and they’re clever with experience and they score goals.

“They’ve only conceded 18 goals in the league so far, so we know how difficult his game is going to be there’s no two ways about it.

“They have a team and a squad full of quality players and their results have shown that and performances have shown that and the wealth of talent they have is strong.”


Imposing our game on Leicester…

“We will need a top performance tomorrow and we will need to score more than once maybe, because it will be no easy feat, but it’s a game we’re really looking forward to.

“We want to go and play in our way and the way we can do and impose ourselves when and where we can, but we’re under no illusions they’re a really good side.”


A sell-out at the Coventry Building Society Arena…

“I think it will be good. There’s not too far of a distance between the two clubs and there’s a lot of excitement around both teams and sets of supporters.

“It will be a really good game and one we can hopefully be really involved in throughout the whole duration.”


The FA Cup draw against Sheffield Wednesday…

“Gary Mabbutt did us a favour once upon a time, but that wasn’t one of them.

“I think a home draw would have been preferable, but it is what it is. You play them two weekends on the bounce.

“We have to just go and attack the game. They’ve improved and are improving, and this will be a difficult game, both the league and cup game.”


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