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Mark Robins makes somewhat frustrating Coventry City transfer admission ahead of the New Year



Coventry City will be looking to get back to winning ways at the earliest of opportunities in the Championship under the management of Mark Robins. 

The Sky Blues are currently sat 21st in the second-tier standings, and just a single point clear of the relegation zone, having lost their last two league matches.

It could be an interesting summer transfer window ahead for a number of clubs in the EFL, with it remaining to be seen as to whether they’ll have any finances available to spend on players to strengthen their squads.

Coventry signed a number of players during the summer transfer window as they looked to adjust to life back in the Championship, after winning promotion from League One last term.

Speaking in a recent interview (quotes sourced from Coventry Live), Sky Blues boss Mark Robins admitted that it’s difficult to add to the squad due to a lack of matchday income, but revealed that there club aren’t in any sort of danger due to the off-the-field problems in the UK at this moment in time.

“Every month that goes by without supporters is another month with no money coming through the gates and into the club, so it becomes more and more difficult.

“The club have been fantastic with everyone and I don’t want to add to that burden, and can’t add to that burden, because ultimately what matters most is the survival of the club.

“I’m not saying we are under threat or anything, far from it, but what you don’t want to do is add to the burden we have at the moment.”

However, Robins did go on to reveal that his transfer stance could change if players are to move on in the future, with one player edging closer to a move elsewhere.

“I think if players go out then that gives me scope. Whether that happens or not remains to be seen.

“There’s maybe one that I have spoken about that I would like to do but, ultimately, it’s a case of getting on with it.”

Coventry are set to return to action this weekend, when they take on Birmingham City on Friday evening in front of the Sky Sports cameras, in what is likely to be a tricky test up against Aitor Karanka’s side.

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The Verdict: 

This will be hugely frustrating.

I’ve been impressed with Coventry this season in their first year back in the second-tier, but they do need to start finding some positive results from somewhere in the near future.

You would imagine that the club’s supporters would have been keen to see Robins add to his squad in the January transfer window if they’re still struggling, but that won’t be the case.

It will be interesting to see which play is heading for a Coventry City exit in the future though, as the Sky Blues boss looks to make room for potential incomings.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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