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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Provides Injury Update

City speaks Clarke-Salter, Dabo, Godden...

23 April 2022

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins confirmed that City will be without defender Fankaty Dabo for the remainder of the season.

Dabo, who was forced off against Birmingham City on Good Friday, has received the results of a scan, which confirms the extend of his injury.

“Unfortunately, Fanky will be missing for the rest of the season, so he’s got some work to do in terms of getting himself back to fitness.

“That’s a blow and one we have to take on the chin and get on with.

“He’s frustrated there is no doubt, and it is frustrating because he is a powerful athlete who contributes greatly to the team wherever I play him.

“I think he is a great kid; he is somebody who when he is available he is reliable he has been somebody who you want available all the time.”

However, on a more positive note, City have welcomed back Jake Clarke-Salter to training.

Robins had feared City would be without Jake for the rest of the season, but the defender has recovered and is now back with the Sky Blues.

“Alternatively, we have got Jake Clarke-Salter back in training, so we lose one and gain one.

“Jake has been out for a while so will need some training.

“He trained back at Chelsea earlier in the week and then trained with us on Thursday, so that’s a huge bonus because we thought that was going to be his season done. But it’s great that he’s back in with us.”

City will be hoping for similar news on the injury front with striker Matty Godden, who received a second injection this week.

Robins is hopeful that we could see Matty in the final game of the season against Stoke City.

“Hopefully he will be back for the Stoke game.” Robins said.

“The thing with Matty is he works really hard in the gym, he works really hard to be fit and if we can keep him fit he would’ve scored 20 goals this season and we would have scored more goals.”

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