Coventry City boss Mark Robins was full of praise for his side after the Sky Blues defeated Oxford United on the way to their first three points of the season.

Talking to the Coventry Telegraph after the match, Robins said “I thought Jonson Clarke-Harris was brilliant – worked his socks off and put them under pressure, which is what you want. You have got big central defenders who want to try to dominate and too many times as a Coventry City team we have let them do it.”

“Luke Thomas worked hard, Tom Bayliss as well, Doyler was phenomenal but they all worked hard to get three points.”

Addressing the performance of keeper Lee Burge, Robins stated “He was very good and I think he’s growing in confidence as well. He has played a lot of games now for the team and you can see from time to time he will have a little bit of a backward step. But he has been on the front foot since he’s been in the side and I think there are signs that he’s improving, which is great.”

Finally, there was plenty of praise for new signing Conor Chaplin, who marked his debut with a goal after signing from divisional rivals Portsmouth on loan with a view to a permanent deal last week:

“There was some nice movement from Conor. He’s a bright player and a good kid, and that will do him the world of good. He’s been compared to McNulty and he can do even more now because he’s scored a penalty.”

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