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'We are not under pressure to sell'

8 January 2013

City boss Mark Robins says there may be some more activity in the window...

Coventry City boss Mark Robins has confirmed the club are not under any pressure to sell players during the January transfer window.

The City boss has already been active in the window with Leon Clarke completing a free transfer from Charlton Athletic and Franck Moussa signing an 18-month deal at the club.

Blair Adams has also extended his stay at the Ricoh Arena and Robins says there may be some more activity to come during the window.

The City boss said: “I have a lot of options because there are players in the squad who are chomping at the bit for an opportunity. 

“The transfer window is open and it is a fluid business where people can come and go. There may be some permanent movement on that front but who knows as the transfer window is such a difficult thing to predict.

“You have to be on your toes and look to see if the right opportunity comes along. At the moment, I am not under any pressure to move people on.  

“Hopefully that will continue as we have got a decent momentum and we have got a good run of games coming up as well so a great opportunity to make a real impression.”

With David McGoldrick leaving the club after his loan spell ended, Robins acted quickly to bring in Clarke who scored 11 goals whilst on loan at Scunthorpe this season.

Robins has urged fans to be patient with Clarke, who hasn’t been in first team action since his loan spell at Scunthorpe ended, as he believes he can have a real impact at Coventry.

He added: “He is a proven goal-scorer at this level but it will take him a little bit of time to get him up to speed. It is important we get him integrated into the squad’s mentality as soon as possible.

“There is an element of gamble with any player you bring in and he will be different from David McGoldrick in the way he plays.

“He will probably score more from crosses which means there will be slight changes the squad will have to adapt to.

“The dynamics will change so that means we are in slight transition at the moment but once Clarke is firing, the side will benefit from it.”  

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