Still mainly applying their trade for the club’s U23 side Fabio Tavares and Josh Reid are two players who look likely to make an impact in the senior game soon.
Mark Robins has had a good influence on a whole host of young players in his time at Coventry City and will not want to lose focus on that amid the Sky Blues’ remarkable start to the season.
With Callum O’Hare and Viktor Gyokeres currently strutting their stuff in the Championship, it is clear to see for the younger players that Robins is happy to trust them without bags of experience in senior football to step up to the challenge.
Here, we take a deeper look into what Tavares and Reid are about and whether or not they can make the leap into Robins’ first team plans…
The 20-year-old striker is the U23 team’s top scorer so far this season with 13 goals in just ten outings and will be inspired by the performances of those above him in the pecking order.
Tavares signed from Rochdale in February 2021 and has featured in the matchday squad on five occasions since.
With Tyler Walker, Matthew Godden, Martyn Waghorn and Viktor Gyokeres all ahead of Tavares in his position it is likely the 20-year-old will need to seek experience on loan before making inroads at the club.
If he continues to be prolific for the U23 side Robins will have to take note as some stage in the near future.
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Exciting young left back Josh Reid has already cut his teeth in senior football, with Ross County, before getting picked up by the Sky Blues in January.
The 19-year-old signed a deal running to the summer of 2024 and made his competitive debut in the first round of the League Cup this season.
It did not go to plan as Coventry were defeated 2-1 at home to Northampton Town but Reid gained a valuable 90 minutes of first team exposure alongside fellow youngsters Ryan Howley and Declan Drysdale.
Outside of Chelsea loanee Ian Maatsen there is not a great deal of depth in the left back position and therefore Reid could earn further first team action before the season is out.
One to lookout for in the future with the club clearly sold on the potential he possesses.