Coventry City boss Mark Robins has looked back on his side’s 2-0 defeat to Rangers at the weekend.
Facing the ‘Gers in a friendly ahead of the 2020/21 season, the Sky Blues lost 2-0 to Steven Gerrard’s side, with Joe Aribo and Connor Goldson scoring the goals for the Scottish Premiership side.
Robins has been one of the most active managers in the Championship in terms of summer signings, having brought in the likes of Gustavo Hamer, Julien Dacosta, Ryan Giles, Callum O’Hare and Marcel Hilssner.
Speaking after Coventry’s defeat to Rangers, Robins said: “I’m happy, everyone got through it injury free and it was a good work out after 140 days without playing and to get the first game under our belts at a brilliant stadium on a great pitch, great surface and against a top team, who are about five weeks ahead of us.
“We created some decent chances both in the first and second half and I thought we more than held our own in the first half and could’ve got a goal.
“There were some decent performances and it gave us an idea of what it will be like in the Championship.
“I know these are a Scottish Premiership side playing in the Europa League but clearly they have attributes which some of the teams in the championship will have, so we got a bit out of it.
“There’s a lot of things to be excited about for us, it’s a good start and now we need to show we can get that fitness into our legs and then the sharpness will come later on, but I thought we looked alright.”
Coventry will begin life back in the Championship on September 12 after the EFL confirmed the start date for the new English club season last week.
Robins can be pleased with his side’s first performance back after a short break against a Rangers outfit who are still in the 2019/20 Europa League.
The signings made this summer seem very promising for Coventry and, judging by the manager’s comments, they seem to be shaping up ideally for their return to the Championship.
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