Coventry City had a pretty busy summer as they prepared for life back in the Championship, with Mark Robins strengthening his squad in various areas.
One addition that attracted attention was the signing of Leo Ostigard on a loan deal from Brighton.
The centre-back, who has represented Norway at U21 level, is very highly-rated and Sky Blues boss Mark Robins made the bold claim that Ostigard is ‘one of the top players for his age in European football’ after the move went through.
Therefore, the 20-year-old was straight into the Coventry team for the start of the season and he started the opening four games but he didn’t always convince.
The last of those was against Bournemouth, where he was replaced at half-time for Michael Rose after what had been a very tough opening 45 minutes for the team.
Since then, he had to watch on, as Rose kept his place in the team but he was sent off early on in the 4-0 defeat to Blackburn, meaning Ostigard was in the XI for the 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough last night.
Despite the defeat, he was one of a few to impress for the Sky Blues on Teesside, particularly in the way he carried the ball out of defence.
So, he will hope to keep his place in the team for the weekend game against high-flying Reading, which will be a big task for the side.
Ultimately, Ostigard has had a mixed start with Coventry but there are certainly signs of promise and he will hope to become more consistent by getting a run of games over the busy few months ahead.
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