City hit Trophy glory trail ROBINS AIMING TO BOUNCE BACK BY TAKING FIRST STEP ON ROAD TO WEMBLEY
COVENTRY City manager Mark Robins has his sights set on emulating last season’s Wembley glory as his Sky Blues begin the defence of their Checkatrade Trophy tonight.
City face League One side Shrewsbury Town in their opening group game at the Ricoh Arena, just four months after Jordan Willis lifted the trophy in front of 43,000 happy supporters back in April.
George Thomas was the matchwinner on that day, but the Sky Blues Academy graduate has moved on from the Ricoh Arena this summer, so City must find a new hero as they embark on the Wembley trail once more.
Speaking after the Sky Blues’ League Two defeat to Yeovil Town on Saturday, Robins said: “It was brilliant for everybody last season.
“Getting to a final at Wembley was fantastic and the supporters enjoyed their day out.”
But the Sky Blues go into the fixture off the back of two consecutive league defeats, to Newport County and Yeovil respectively, and morale is low having failed to score in either game. The 2-0 defeat at Huish Park saw the Sky Blues fall to tenth in the League Two table, after Robins’s men were perched on top spot just two weeks ago.
Robins added: “We go into the tie off the back of a defeat. But we’re looking forward to the game to put that wood in the door again and get back to winning ways.”
Tickets for the Shrews clash are £10 and £5 for U18s.