CARRIED AWAY

The Coventry City manager Mark Robins has said that the players got carried away with the occasion after suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Crewe Alexandra. Coventry came into the match on the back of a brilliant run of form, which has seen them go on an unbeaten run in the last four matches. As a result of this form, they have been able to close the gap on the club’s in the play-off position. Coventry were expected to challenge for promotion spot, and Robins is extremely delighted that they are finally close to achieving the same. However, he said that the occasion got to the players during the match against Crewe Alexandra.

As a result of this defeat, Coventry City now face an uphill task to progress to the next round of the Johnson paints trophy. Coventry will have two more matches to recover the form before they face Crewe in the return leg. Coventry faced Crewe Alexandra in front of more than 30,000 fans, who were expecting the home team to win quite comfortably. Due to this electric atmosphere, Coventry started throwing men forward and forgot the task of defending. This allowed Crewe to score three goals and take a commanding position in the tie.

“It was an electric atmosphere but having created numerous chances we started to get anxious and we left the middle of the pitch wide open. You’ve got to give credit to Crewe because from their point of view it was a perfect away performance. And we knew that was what they were going to do so it’s disappointing that we didn’t stay calm. It didn’t help that they had a goalkeeper in inspired form. We were a victim of our own phenomenal support,” said the Coventry manager after the match. Coventry will face Yeovil town during the weekend.

LEARNING CURVE

The Coventry manager Mark Robins has said that he wants the club to use the FA Cup defeat at the hands of Tottenham as a learning curve to grow as a club. The club were in danger of being humiliated by the Premier league team after they can see that three goals in just 37 min of play. Clint Dempsey opened the scoring for Tottenham after just 14 min, while the star winger Gareth Bale doubled the advantage in the 33rd minute. Coventry then conceded a goal just 4 min after the goal from Bale to go into the half-time trailing the Premier league club 3-0.

Robins has admitted that he did fear that Tottenham might humiliate the League One club, but his team put on a spirited display in the second half to end the match by the same score. Robins has said that he is extremely happy that his team was able to draw the match in the second half. He has praised the movement and the passing football adopted by the Premier league club, which has seen them rise to the third position in the table. The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas rested a number of high profile players for this match, but they were still able to steamroll their opposition.

“You have to try to learn something from every game. They are a top team, a real class act, and we know that next time we play a team like this we can’t afford to stand off them and allow them to dictate because once they get their tails up they are very difficult to stop. There was a touch of rabbits in the headlights about us at the start and after eight minutes you could fear a rout,” said Mark Robins. The club will be playing against Preston in the football league trophy during the weekend.

EXPECT BETTER

The Coventry City manager Mark Robins has said that he is expecting even better performance from his team after the 2-1 win over Morecambe in the third round of the FA Cup. Gary McSheffrey opened the scoring for Coventry City after just 37 min from the penalty spot. He was brought down by the opposition goalkeeper Barry Roche, as he tried to go round him. Carl Baker improved advantage for Coventry City after just 17 seconds following the restart in the second half. The second goal immediately after the break helped Coventry settle down in the match and they almost scored the third through Richard Wood.

However, he suffered was ruled out by the officials due to an offside position. However, Coventry City were made to pay for not taking advantage of the chances they had in the match, as Kevin Ellison scored with only 20 min remaining on the clock. It looked like Morecambe would be capable of pulling in the equaliser, but Coventry held on to progress to the next round of the cup. Even though they achieved a victory in the match, the manager Robins said that his team is capable of playing even better and they should show that in the next matches.

Coventry will be facing a tough home match against Sheffield United in the football league trophy next. “Initially we struggled to get on the ball and play the game we wanted to because they were keeping possession so well until we tweaked it slightly and got into the ascendancy and played some decent football. I thought some of the football was excellent from both sides, us particularly, but I still want more. The positives are that we have lost two or three players for this game and two or three came in and gave a good account of themselves,” said Robins.

ROBINS DEFENDS PROGRESS

The Coventry city manager Mark Robins has said that the team has definitely made progress in the last few weeks after they secured their second win of the season against Leyton Orient in the weekend. It has been a difficult start to the new season for Coventry City after they have been spending time closer to the bottom of the table. Now, as a result of this victory, they not only stay in touch with the teams trying to get out of the relegation zone, but they also get a much-needed confidence boost. Robins has been saying that the team has shown a lot of improvement in the last few weeks.

David McGoldrick scored a goal in the sixth minute, which was enough to give Coventry City all the three points from the match. Even though they still remain in the relegation zone, the manager believes that the victory was a step in the right direction for the players and the club. He is now hoping that the manage to use the confidence secure from this victory to go on and win more matches in the next few weeks. Robins has also said that he is extremely happy with the clean sheet as well.

“We were a little better. I’d still like us to be on the front foot more and get tighter to our opposition and there’s loads of little things and areas where we need to be better. It’s just about putting those building blocks in place and Saturday certainly helped. I’m satisfied with the progress because the lads have worked hard this week and they’ve stuck to the task so the three points are most welcome,” said the Coventry manager. The club will be taking on Arlesey Town in the FA Cup before playing against Crawley town in the league.

COVENTRY CONTACT BROWN

Coventry City have confirmed that they are conducting negotiations with the former Hull city manager Phil Brown over the possibility of taking over from Andy Thorn, who was sacked a few weeks ago. Coventry City have been without a manager for the last few weeks. They have made a very poor start to the season and could possibly face relegation from division if things do not improve quickly. As a result, the board has started conducting negotiations with the possible candidates. They have now confirmed that the former Hull city manager Phil Brown, who is currently out of work, is one of the candidates.

The 53-year-old former Hull city manager has been out of work since being sacked by Preston midway through last season. Phil Brown is best known for his extraordinary spell with Hull city when he managed to take them from the bottom of the Championship to the Premier league. The first season in the Premier league was astounding, but a lot of downhill movement since then meant that Phil Brown left Hull city. He spent a few months at Preston before being sacked by the club after poor results. He will be hoping to get Coventry City out of the relegation zone.

“Last season there were off-the-field matters that affected team affairs. We felt it was right to give Andy the chance to put that right but do not feel that has happened. Of course the fact that we have surrendered the lead in the first three league games has not helped. But there are several other factors in this decision – not just three disappointing results. We would like to put on record our thanks to Andy for his work in current and previous roles at the club,” said the Coventry City’s Chief Executive after the sacking of Andy Thorn.

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MORE PLAYERS NEEDED

The Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has said that he would like to bring in a few more players before the close of the transfer window. Coventry City have begun the life in the new League one season with two draws against Yeovil town and Sheffield United. The club was one of the favourites to win the promotion to the Championship along with the likes of Sheffield United. However, these two draws might have affected the chance of the club getting into the automatic promotion spot. As a result, the club manager Andy Thorn will be looking to spend some money in order to bolster the squad.

Due to the fact that the manager will not be able to make changes to the playing squad once the transfer window closes until January, Andy Thorn wants to be prepared for the upcoming few months of hard schedule in the third division of English football. Like every other club in the football league, Coventry City are also looking to strengthen their squad according to Andy Thorn.

“There’s one I’m waiting on that we were pretty hopeful we’d get. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit longer when Premier League teams are going to let someone out, and also they want to play them in the cup. You have to be a little bit more patient, so we’ll wait and definitely try and get one more in. We’ve just got to wait and see and wait for that to develop,” said the manager in the buildup to the match against Bury. Coventry City will be facing Birmingham city in the League cup match shortly following which they will be facing the likes of Crewe Alexandra and Stevenage in the league campaign. Andy Thorn is aiming for promotion to the championship this season.