Coventry City boss Mark Robins has told Coventry Live that wantaway pair Marcel Hilssner and Wesley Jobello need to keep training as the club prepares to get rid of them in January.
The two wingers are currently not in the club’s plans moving forwards and ultimately failed to secure transfers away from the Coventry Building Society Arena during the summer window just gone.
As a result of this neither of the players have been given squad numbers by the Sky Blues, with Hilssner having recently featured for the club’s under-23 side in order to keep his fitness up ahead of pursuing a move away in the winter.
Outlining what’s next for the wantaway pair recently, Robins was quick to state the following on the situation:
“They need to keep training because we’ll be looking to move them on in January. It’s as simple as that.
“They are not going to affect the team, they are not going to be anywhere near the team, and unfortunately for them, they have not been able to get themselves a position in the window.
“So for them, it’s a case of getting as fit as they possibly can do before that happens.”
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Hilssner still has two years left to run on his his current contract with the club after signing from SC Paderborn last year.
Whilst Jobello is now into the final 12 months of his deal with the Sky Blues after originally joining the club back in the summer of 2019 from GFC Ajaccio.
This is a frustrating time for Robins as he currently has two players on his books that he is and was very keen to move on.
Having two players at the club that don’t want to be part of what you are trying to do as a manager can be tough and it is important that the Sky Blues ensure that the duo do not affect their other players.
January feels far away now but between now and then it is important that the pair maintain their fitness in order to get their moves away from the club.
The hope will be now that the club can at least make some sort of money by getting rid of the players in the winter.