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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins provides injury update ahead of festive period

23 December 2022

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins provided a fitness update on his squad ahead of the busy upcoming busy festive period.

City head into a run of three games in the space of six days, as they look to build on Wednesday’s win over West Bromwich Albion at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Robins has been without a handful of players since the Sky Blues returned following the break for the World Cup.

With Sheffield United coming up on Boxing Day, Robins discussed the injuries in his camp and how they are getting on:


The latest of Fankaty Dabo…

“We’re trying to get Dabo there; he’s trying to get there.

“He was on the bench on Saturday, but we were unable to utilise him in any of that game with the way it was going and where he is at.

“He is getting closer, and I almost made the change on Wednesday, but there was no need to do that.

“I want him to get more training time into his legs and he’s managed to do that today he had a tough session and that will bring him closer to it.

“We need everyone as fit as we can as quickly as we can because they’re all important.”


On Gustavo Hamer coming off against West Brom…

“Hamer is okay.

“It’s been a busy day and he’s recovering from the game and it’s a recovery day so there’s a lot of different factors to it, so they’re doing that.”


Kyle McFadzean and Matty Godden…

“McFadzean and Godden are in decent knick.

“They’re starting to make some progress which is good and they’re out of their boots, which is a decent sign.

“Hopefully they’ll be back as soon as possible.”


Latest on Tyler Walker…

“We’re at the mercy of Tyler’s healing powers with him and we just have to wait until he feels comfortable managing any pain he might have, so we have to just wait and see.

“Tyler will not be available for another month or so.”

Josh Eccles update…

“Josh will be out for months. We had to go indoors to train the other day and he got a whack on his ankle and his ankle ligaments are shot and he will be out for two months.

“The information I have got is he has grade two damage too multiple ligaments so he is going to be out for a period of time.”


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