Date: 14th September 2015 at 7:31pm
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Manager Mark Robins saw Scunthorpe take a one nil victory over his former club Coventry City and having said ahead of the game he remained confident that it would click for us again, he felt that the game proved we were making steps in the right direction but obviously, whilst he felt we were more than deserving of the three points, there’s still elements to our play he wants significant improvement in.

Scunthorpe 1-0 Coventry & Highlights
Audio – Robins On Coventry Win
Stats: Scunthorpe v Coventry

Speaking to the Official Site following the game in his post match press conference, a obviously pleased manager explained.

‘I thought we deserved it. We played well, we had the majority of the chances and we`ve worked really hard this week on trying to understand their movement because they`ve had a good start to the season. Tony Mowbray has put a good young squad together and they`re a well supported club. I know that first hand having been there. It was important that we got back to winning ways and that we did it in the way that we managed to. We did a number of things really well. We passed the ball okay and it was just that little bit of belief that we needed. I thought we dealt with their numerous threats really well and in the end I think we deserved to get the goal that we got.’

With striker Paddy Madden getting the 79th minute winner, and his fifth of the campaign so far, Robins was obviously pleased for him and he got a name check in the interview, but the gaffer was also quick to point to the other attack minded players at the club and what they bring us.

‘I was really pleased Paddy got the goal and we had a good go at them. We`ve picked four strikers with Gary McSheffrey, Kevin van Veen and Tom Hopper and it was nice to see Paddy get another goal. The work that they did was tremendous and it was good to get Nessy back in the team, even though we knew he wouldn`t last the 90 minutes. It was great to get him in and I thought he gave us a different dimension.’

The Coventry game also represented our third clean sheet of the season, and that also pleased the gaffer because he knew it would give the backline a further boost of confidence, especially as for him Coventry rarely troubled them.

With that confidence should come the additional improvements he’s calling for.

‘They are a really good side but so are we. I don`t think we`ve had any luck so far but we didn`t need any against Coventry. We managed to score a really good goal and take the three points which was very important because it just keeps the belief a little bit. We`ve got really good players that need to be able to flourish and the supporters were fantastic. We`ve got to believe that we can get better because that`s certainly true and there`s certainly scope for improvement.’


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