Baker says Alex can use Play-Off experience to reach Wembley again
Neil Baker, the club’s assistant manager has praised the work conducted by Coventry City’s Mark Robins since he succeeded Andy Thorn earlier in the season, but the experienced coach says the Railwaymen have nothing to fear going to the Ricoh Arena tomorrow night.
The Sky Blues start the two legged tie in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy as favourites, but Baker feels that last season’s play-off experience will put his players in good stead for what is expected to get through.
Ahead of the first leg at the impressive Ricoh Arena, Baker told the club’s official web-site: “Coventry are a rejuvenated team under Mark (Robins) and it will be tough. Mark has gone in there and transformed the club and they will be many people’s favourites to get through and perhaps win promotion as well.
“I’ve always felt that Mark is one of the most underrated managers in the lower leagues and he has done a terrific job there in turning them around. We beat them earlier in the season 1-0 at home, but although they had quality individuals that day, they weren’t quite gelling as a team.
“He has bought some in very good players as well, including James (Bailey) who has always been a good footballer.
“It will be a difficult game but we have two legs to get through and I’m sure Coventry will be looking at it the same way. It is a sell-out there, so it will be a great atmosphere for the players to play in and we will bring a lot of away supporters as well to get behind us. It is something to look forward to.”