A first victory of the season, a host of chances created (albeit the majority spurned) and another clean sheet left Mark Robins a ‘relieved’ man on Saturday evening as Coventry City took all three points from their home game against Plymouth Argyle.
In the end a penalty was all that separated the two sides but Robins felt his men should have put the game beyond doubt based on the opportunities they spurned although he was pleased with the ‘brave’ overall approach of his players and the impetus given by those he introduced from the bench.
Everything the Sky Blues do this season, back in League One, perhaps needs to be viewed against their last campaign at this level two years ago and so far all of the comparisons are positive.
The transfer window closed with the manager having a stronger squad than when it opened, there is more experience within the ranks at this level of football and Robins himself seems totally at ease with his surroundings and at the club in contrast to the increasing uncertainty that Tony Mowbray was facing in the early weeks of the 2016/17 season.
A large contingent of City supporters will no doubt have booked accomodation in Blackpool to enjoy Tuesday evening’s game to the full.
‘Spirits’ will be high amongst those who are spending the day by the seaside and they will enjoy their night no matter what but the Sky Blues will travel with expectations of taking a result home from Bloomfield Road.