Daily Mirror



MARK ROBINS hailed Tatsuhiro Sakamoto after he became Coventry’s first Japanese goalscorer.

The 27-year-old’s strike helped the Sky Blues end a seven-game winless run and manager Robins said of the summer signing (above): “He’s exciting. The more he plays the better he will be. His confidence will come. When you come from abroad, you’ve got to settle and you’ve got to learn the language.

“He didn’t really speak any English but he’s got a tutor now which is great for him and his family.

“He will get better and better, there is no doubt about that. You find your feet, you find your level, you feel comfortabl­e in your surroundin­gs.

“He’s a humble guy. He works hard. I’m delighted for him, I thought he had a really good game. He’s feeling the support from the fans. It’s brilliant for players when they come over to experience our support. “

Last season’s play-off finalists secured just their second away win of the season as Matt Godden and Ben Sheaf scored either side of Sakamoto’s strike.

Millwall boss Joe Edwards is adamant he will not change his approach despite losing his first home game in charge.

It is now six defeats in nine home league games this season for the Londoners and a third in a row. But Edwards said: “We won’t start coming away from the plan and the idea of where we want to take this team.

“Every game is a process of sticking with our principles in what we want to keep adding to the team.

“This is very early in a new journey for us.

“Every game we have I’m getting to know the players and the team. With everything we see, we try to look to improve.”

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