PREVIEW: Mark Robins determined to finish season on a high at former club Scunthorpe - The Coventry Observer

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PREVIEW: Mark Robins determined to finish season on a high at former club Scunthorpe

Steve Carpenter 29th Apr, 2017 Updated: 30th Apr, 2017

FOOTBALL: MARK Robins will be hoping to get one over his former club when the Sky Blues end a disappointing campaign at Scunthorpe United on Sunday.

Before returning to Coventry for a second stint at the Rioch Arena, Robins spent over a year with the Terriers who are now hoping to win promotion to the Championship via the play-offs.

“I know all the staff at Scunthorpe, it is a good club,” said Robins. “They’ve done pretty well.

“They’ll be disappointed they haven’t finished in the automatics. Good players, good lads, and deservedly guaranteed play-off.

“It is an interesting one. because we’re going all out to win the game, they will have one eye to the play-offs. It will be nice to see players that I know. I’m pleased for them.”

The Sky Blues have won just one game on the road all season but Robins is determined to sign off on a high in order to stay off the bottom of the table.

It is also another chance for Robins to evaluate his squad ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer restructure.

He added: “I’m looking forward to it because it is another game, last one of the season, then we can get on with things.

“We’ve got to make sure we finish the season off properly, it has been a challenging week. We’re off the bottom, which is a small consolation – so we have to maintain that and get another three points.

“It matters staying off the bottom. Jordan Shipley made his debut, we’ve had some fitness issues and more changes made.”

“We’ve got another game, we wait until the end of the season [to make decisions about which players stay]. People are always playing for their futures, and always being judged.

“They have been brilliant for me, whatever happens. They’ve changed things, the results have been much improved. Had that been for a longer period we wouldn’t be in the position that we are.

“They’ve got to be given credit for what they’ve done since I walked through the door, it shows they are capable players.”

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