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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Talks Godden and Kelly

One returns whilst another departs...

19 December 2020

The Sky Blues could welcome back the return of striker Matty Godden for today’s trip to Hillsborough.


Godden has been out of action since the beginning of November, but earlier this week returned to training for the first time.

Speaking on the possibility of welcoming Matty back, Mark Robins revealed he would speak with the striker and see how he is before making a decision.

“He’s only trained two days.” Robins said.

“He’s been on the grass for the week, but he trained yesterday, joined in looked sharp but obviously he’s been out for six weeks so it’s just a case of waiting and seeing how the foot reacts to him because there’s no saying that it won’t start to worsen for him.

“We just don’t know, but the physio thinks that he’ll be okay and it shouldn’t get any worse and the specialist that’s seen him has the exact same so I’m hopeful that it should be okay.

“I’ll speak to him and I’ll see how he is and hopefully we can get him on the bench.”

However, the news of Matty’s imminent return was marred by the fact City will be without Liam Kelly for around two to three months.

Coincided with the fact Gustavo Hamer will miss the trip to Sheffield Wednesday as he has to serve a one-match suspension due to an accumulation of yellow card, then City are left lighter in the midfield department.

“Kells has been inspirational for four years and when he gets injured he doesn’t do it by halves he gets injured properly and he’s been a stalwart.

“He’s been someone who’s been inspirational and has been someone whose been there throughout the time that I’ve been here and contributed massively to where we are at the minute absolutely

“Gus, we all know his quality and it’s really disappointing that he got the booking but he’ll be back for the Stoke game.

“It was a one game rather than a two game that I thought would kick over naturally because he had a suspension beforehand but that’s not the case it’s just the one.”

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