Coventry City striker Matt Godden has delivered his reaction to the club’s latest announcement, that manager Mark Robins has signed a new deal following recent speculation over his future.
Robins has guided the Sky Blues to an encouraging start to the League One season, picking up 20 points from their opening eleven games and suffering just one defeat so far, which leaves Coventry in fifth place three points off second place Wycombe Wanderers heading into the weekend.
That has seen Robins being linked with the managers job at Sunderland, following the Black Cats parting company with Jack Ross, but any doubt over the 49-year-old’s future should have been resolved by him signing the new contract to remain at the club.
Godden has personally enjoyed a reasonably positive start to the season, having been signed by Robins in the summer from League 1 rivals Peterborough United – and the striker has settled into life at the club pretty well so far managing to register three goals in ten appearances so far this term.
Speaking ahead of Coventry’s game at home to Tranmere Rovers on Sunday, Godden expressed his delight at seeing Robins sign a new deal, saying “I’m delighted he’s signed a new deal it’s fully deserved.”
🗣: I’m delighted he’s signed a new deal it’s fully deserved.
— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) October 11, 2019
Godden’s delight at seeing Robins sign a new deal with the club, reflects how much respect the Coventry squad have for the 49-year-old, which should not be surprising considering the very positive start they have made to the season in terms of both performances and results.
Robins has shown faith in Godden by signing him from Peterborough, where he somewhat failed to live up to the sort of form he displayed during his time with Stevenage in League 2, but the striker has already shown signs that he could be a key figure for the Sky Blues this season.
Godden still managed to register 14 goals for Peterborough last season, and he will be hoping that with Robin’s future with Coventry now assured he can kick on and manage to beat that tally with the Sky Blues this season.