The start of a good week - Robins
PUBLISHED: 13:56 10 September 2010 | UPDATED: 10:34 14 October 2010
Former Norwich City striker Mark Robins is relishing what he describes as "a really good week" for his Barnsley side - starting with tomorrow's Championship meeting with his former club.
Former Norwich City striker Mark Robins is relishing what he describes as “a really good week” for his Barnsley side - starting with tomorrow's Championship meeting with his former club.
The Tykes follow up their trip to Carrow Road with successive home games against Leeds United on Tuesday and Derby County a week tomorrow, hoping to reproduce the kind of form that helped dispose of much-fancied Middlesbrough in a 2-0 victory a fortnight ago.
Robins, who scored 21 goals in 78 appearances for the Canaries after his £800,000 move from Manchester United in 1992, knows what to expect as he returns in a very different role.
He said: “They have been on a decent run and Carrow Road is always a tough place to go. It will be a partisan crowd and probably a full house as well. It is a tough ask but a game we are really looking forward to.
“They have got some talent there but we will be ready for what they will throw at us. We have to go out and earn the right to play our football.
“I spent 2½ years at Norwich and really enjoyed my time there. It is a great place to play and to live and I have some really good memories.”
But he warned: “That is in the past now and we are going there to get three points. It is a big test but the start of a really good week for us.”
Midfielder Hugo Colace looks set to miss tomorrow's match because of a calf injury, with Nathan Doyle or Jacob Butterfield set to replace him, and striker Liam Dickinson is currently sidelined by an ankle injury.
Otherwise, Robins has few selection problems.
He said: “We are looking all right at the moment after the international break. The only doubt we have is over Hugo and we have one or two others that should be available again although we will know more in the next 24 hours.
“"You always go into every game looking to win and we will never send a team out to lose or draw. Norwich have found their feet pretty quickly at this level and will want to continue that.”