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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Provides Fitness Update

7 August 2021

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins provided an update on the latest fitness of his side heading into tomorrow’s opening day clash with Nottingham Forest.

City take on Chris Hughton’s side, with kick-off scheduled for 4:30pm tomorrow, live on Sky Sports at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

However, one man who won’t be there is midfielder Josh Eccles, who has suffered a hip injury which is set to rule him out for a long period of time.

“Josh has done his hip, when we talk about hip its everything that goes along with it, he’ll need surgery to correct it and that’ll be done imminently so it just needs time to recover.” Robins said.

“He was going to be in and around the first team squad and pre-season was a chance for players to show they should be there, and Josh was doing pretty well but he’s had it for while so we need to correct it.

“He will be out for a couple of months which is a blow for him and for us as he contributed towards the end of last season in a number of positions.”

There was also an update on captain Liam Kelly and striker Matty Godden, who have been recovering during the pre-season period.

“Both of Godden and Kelly’s rehab have gone pretty well.

“Liam had a bout of covid early on in the summer and he was poorly with it so it took him three weeks to get over that so that set him back a bit.

“But you know with Kels that he would be doing work whatever so now both him and Godden are not too far away.

“With the work they have done they’ve had a little bit of joint inflammation in their foot and knee respectively and I think that has been settled by an injection so they should be back in Monday.

“They are no longer injured they are just not match ready, so we need to get them to that point.”


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