Robins Has No Survival Remit

Last updated : 06 March 2017 By CNS Sport


Mark Robins has not been tasked with keeping Coventry City in League One according to Les Reid of the Coventry Observer.

Robins re-joins a club he walked out on with far more problems than when he left, with City supporters questioning his sanity or whether he was having a tough time of it away from the game and has been given a rolling contract which will take him into next season.

“Keeping the Sky Blues up is not in the remit, no. But there are 11 games left, and we have to be positive," Robins said.

“Of those 11 games, seven are at home and there is a cup final in the middle of that. It’s very difficult, but we have to have a go. We have to be under no illusions but expectations have to be tempered a little bit. There are not many games to go.

“Performances have been okay at times. There are some good things. There are good young lads and the academy is a positive. It’s done a terrific job in producing players.”

Asked if that meant potentially blooding young talent this season with a view to next season, he said: “Everything we do will be to get the best team on the pitch that we possibly can.

“We have to make sure we try and win as many games as we possibly can do, not throw the towel in.

“There is pride to play for, new contracts to play for. We’re going to Wembley. Our supporters have supported the club. We have to work as hard as we can do to pull everything in the right direction.

“The arrangement is for longer than the end of the season. I intend to do the job to the best of my ability. We have to make sure the team has good players and there are people coming through the academy.

“For me, it’s exciting. I know the club’s in a difficult situation but I embrace that challenge. I’m looking forward to it.”