Robins: I Want To Do Well In This Competition

Last updated : 03 November 2017 By CNS Sport

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has said that he wants the Sky Blues to do well in the FA Cup this season.

The Sky Blues embark on the first of three cup matches this week with a home FA Cup First Round tie against Maidenhead United on Sunday, followed by an EFL Trophy Northern Section Group E game against West Bromwich Albion U21's at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night before travelling to Rushall Olympic for what is a first team competition although the Sky Blues will field a team of youngsters on Wednesday night in a Birmingham Senior Cup tie.

A run in any competition is good and April's day out at Wembley when Coventry City won the EFL Trophy has given supporters the appetite for more days out like this. 

Speaking about the FA Cup First Round tie which kicks off at 2pm, Mark Robins told the press before training this morning: "I want to do well in this competition. Lincoln last season did fantastically and got a promotion aswell. The games came thick and fast for them so there is a benchmark for us. 

"It is a great competition and that never changes for me. When the draw comes around you want to be in the hat. You get butterflies when you draw the numbers out and you want to be part of it."

Robins is expecting a very difficult game against Alan Devonshire's side and said about the National League side, who are eleventh in their division: "They are a different oposition but Alan has been doing it for a longtime. He has a reputation for playing good football and he uses well what he has at his disposal. 

"They have a long throw-in taker. I do not think I can kick the ball as far as their man can throw it.

"It is a tough challenge and the players know what to expect and understand what the challenges are."