Date: 14th March 2018 at 3:53pm
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Coventry City may have been left to rue the loss of late points against Luton Town on Tuesday evening but Mark Robins was relatively upbeat after the game, declaring a 10-game season for his players in their bid to escape League Two at the earliest opportunity.

Being in the mix at this stage is something most Sky Blues supporters would have settled for given the turmoil of last season on the pitch and the last few seasons off it.

Being in the mix at this stage when five games ago the campaign looked to be petering out is also testament to the strength of character of Robins’ squad.

They have hauled themselves out of a poor run of form with determined displays against Mansfield, Wycombe and Barnet and then showed that they can play with a bit of style as well when faced with a more expansive opponent such as Luton.

It may be a case of back to the grind on Saturday when struggling Crewe Alexandra host City but the upcoming run of fixtures is one that Robins will be confident his team can take plenty of points from.

Alex boss David Artell had the Sky Blues watched on Tuesday evening and told his club’s official website: ‘They don’t concede many goals and have a settled back four and quality goalkeeper. They are well equipped in all areas and have a good chance of winning promotion at the end of the season.

‘McNulty and Jonson Clarke-Harris are a real handful up front and then they have the older head like Doyle making things take over.

‘They have quality but they also have a real resilience about them as well.’

Head-to-Head records are not always the greatest guide but, whereas Crewe have enjoyed some fruitful trips to the Ricoh Arena in recent years the Sky Blues have found some success at Gresty Road and were 5-0 winners on their last visit there in January 2016.