Mark Robins Proud

Last updated : 06 January 2018 By CNS Sport

Coventry City manager Mark Robins admitted to being proud as the Sky Blues stormed into Round Four of the FA Cup with a 2-1 over Stoke City.

Speaking to the Press Association, Robins said: "'I'm proud. "Regardless of the current troubles of Stoke and the pressure on them, we equipped ourselves really well.

"We went toe-to-toe with them. We could have been 3-0 up in the first half.

"They put pressure on us in the second half were able to bring on a wealth of experience from their bench. But then we got the second on the counter. The boys threw themselves at everything and we're in the hat for the next round.

"They were desperate for the win, as we were. There were times where you have to forgive the lads who are 18 and 19. There were so many things that were pleasing out there today."
Mark Hughes, whose future now must surely be hanging in the balance, told the Press Association:  "It's clearly a difficult time for us. "When we make mistakes, they're getting penalised. We're not giving ourselves the right defensive platform at the moment and when that happens you're always vulnerable.

"Clearly, the only way to quieten down the noise around the club is to win games. We need to turn it around and quickly. We're good enough in this league - we've proved it during my tenure - but we've got to be better in key moments.

"Credit to Coventry. They deserved the win for defending manfully and putting bodies on the line. I wish them well."