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Robins hails red-hot Sky Blues

9 December 2012

Coventry boss Mark Robins described his side's display as "excellent" following their 5-1 thrashing of Walsall.

Carl Baker and David McGoldrick, who have 12 goals between them in City's last eight matches, scored two goals each and ensured Robins' team recovered from going behind to an early own goal from full-back Blair Adams.

Robins said: "We scored all six goals - including giving them a start. But, and I mean this as no disrespect to Walsall, I thought we were better than them in every department.

"I thought we were excellent in the way we tried to press them, but there are still things we need to learn. Once we got the first goal I thought there was only going to be one winner.

"Even before the own goal, we had created clear-cut chances so I don't think five flattered us. David McGoldrick took his chances well and, likewise, Carl Baker. David was hungry. I could see that from the moment I laid eyes on him.

"Carl has been on fire for us. He's playing well and scoring goals, but he picked up his fifth yellow card, so he'll be a big miss for us."

Walsall manager Dean Smith said: "I thought we started the game really well and we fancied ourselves to come here and get something.

"I don't think we handled David McGoldrick, who is a class above this level, but we were still in the game at 2-1 and there was a foul on Richard Taundry for the third.

"There is no way that he would have that body shape unless he had a push in the back. For the fourth goal, they had a player standing in front of our goalkeeper two yards offside.

"I'm talking about the official, but I won't let that detract from our defending because that was not good enough. I had a rant at the players at half-time because they were getting through too often and I thought we were a bit more organised in the second-half."

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