Coventry manager Mark Robins wants to put an end to the negativity at the club
Last Updated: 26/09/12 9:09am
Mark Robins: Pointing the way to a more positive future for Coventry
Coventry boss Mark Robins aims to lift the gloom around the club starting with Wednesday's trip to face Arsenal in the Capital One Cup.
Robins was appointed as the Sky Blues' latest manager following the sacking of Andy Thorn just four games into the new season.
And the 42-year-old former Manchester United player admits he has walked into a club hampered by negativity.
Coventry were relegated from the Championship last season and have lost their last five matches, including Robins' first in charge at home to Carlisle at the weekend.
The ex-Barnsley boss wants to focus on the positives in order to take the club forward.
"There is an air of negativity around from everybody I speak to," Robins told The Independent.
"We've got a group of players here who've been battered from pillar to post. We've got to start being positive with them."
"There is an air of negativity around from everybody I speak to. We've got a group of players here who've been battered from pillar to post. We've got to start being positive with them."
A trip to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsene Wenger's unbeaten Gunners is a daunting challenge but Robins is ambitious in his plans for Coventry.
"[This] is a magnificent football club," he added.
"It is a club that was in the top flight when I was growing up and one that wouldn't be out of place in the top flight should it return there, should we make sure the building blocks are in place.
"Don't get me wrong, it's a long way off but you look at Norwich, Southampton who have done particularly well and ended up with back-to-back promotions."