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Robins on Transfer Deadline Day

30 January 2013

Mark Robins says there is a possibility of activity on deadline day...

Coventry City manager Mark Robins says there is a possibility of activity at the Sky Blues on transfer deadline day.

The City boss has already been busy during the window, bringing in former Charlton Athletic striker Leon Clarke, and signing Blair Adams and Franck Moussa on permanent deals.

Despite already signing three players in the January transfer window, Robins says he still has targets in mind.

The City boss said: “If someone goes out, then maybe we will be able to bring someone in. If not, then we will probably remain as we are. 

“I may have a look at a youngster from a Premier League side. That might be after the transfer window has closed though, we’ll have to see.

“Like I said the other day, there are one or two players I wouldn’t mind. They are on our radar but it just remains whether I will be able to anything or not.

“However, we have got a lot of players coming back from injury at the moment so the answer might be in the building.

“If we are going to bring anyone in, we got to make sure they can make a difference. We don’t want to bring in players who can’t make a meaningful contribution to the side.”

Callum Ball, Conor Thomas and David Bell featured in the Under-21’s 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Monday as they continue their return to full fitness.

Danny Philliskirk, who is on trial at the club after being released from Sheffield United, also featured and Robins was impressed with the manner of the performance. 

He added: “It was a good performance and the way they played, they looked a lot like the first team which is what you want to see.

“There are a few players knocking on the door after that performance and it is good to see some of those fringe players raising their game to the standards of first team football.

“I am just having a look at him (Danny Philliskirk). He is here for a week or so and we just want to see if he can offer anything to the side.

“He played well in the game but for now, we just want to see how he gets on having just left Sheffield United.” 

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