Robins: It's About Mentality

Last updated : 10 March 2017 By CNS Sport

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has said that it is about mentality if the City players have the desire and want to pull off a great escape and stop the Sky Blues from being relegated to League One.

Robins told the Coventry Observer about whether City could stay up:  “That’s too simple a question to ask and it’s too difficult to answer.

“I don’t expect them to not have the fight to try and get themselves out of the situation. Everybody knows the difficulty of it.

New Coventry City manager Mark Robins speaks during a press conference at Sky Blue Lodge

“It’s about mentality. If you can believe you can get a result that’s the first thing. The first thing is we need to get a result.

“We have to fight for 95 minutes and give everything we’ve got.

“Training’s been okay. We’ve worked hard. We need to see what the players are capable of doing.

“We need in the short term to get an understanding to the players. I’ve got to get some goals in the team and not be silly and open and gung-ho.

“Whoever comes in, and whoever’s on the bench, they need to watch carefully, learn and understand.

“The first thing we want is 110 per cent. I’m working all hours as everybody is in the building.

“There is no downtime for staff. I’ve noticed it. People are working their socks off trying to turn the club around.

“We’ve got some good players. There are good technical players.

“There’s decent experience around them now from the January transfer window – Nathan Clarke and one or two others.

“There is still a young squad, they’re hungry and want to do well.

“As you would expect from Tony’s (Mowbray’s) recruitment to Russell Slade’s there’s a difference, but you can see what they were both trying to achieve.

“You can see the talent and players willing to work hard. It’s about harnessing that as quickly as possible. As long as they’re an honest bunch and willing to give 100 per cent, that’s all you can ask for.”


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