Robins: Regis Was Honest

Last updated : 19 January 2018 By CNS Sport

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has paid tribute this morning to former Sky Blues striker and FA Cup winner Cyrille Regis, who passed away on Sunday aged 59.

City will be paying tribute to the striker affectionately known as C, a home match tomorrow with Swindon Town with a minute's applause and features in the programme.

Mark Robins told the press conference this morning: “Tomorrow there will be a big celebration of the life of Cyrille Regis, and rightly so,” said Robins.

“I have heard the words of people who knew him better than I this week talking about how good a guy he was.

“I do not want to pretend to know him. I have played against him, I have spoken to him on the phone and I have met with him in person a number of times.

“He was honest, decent to deal with and straight forward as an agent, and as a footballer he was a powerhouse.

“I watched him growing up and I echo the words of everybody else. When I was a 14-year-old at Lilleshall we would only played on the Sunday so on the Saturday we would go and watch games in the Midlands and he was one of the players we used to watch and focus on. He was a totally different type of striker to me but a great player.”