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INTERVIEW: Robins Talks Transfers And Southampton FA Cup Tie

The manager speaks ahead of trip to Peterborough...

15 January 2022

Sky Blues manager Mark Robins spoke about the possibility of any incomings at Coventry City during the January Transfer Window.

The Sky Blues have seen several outgoings, with Wesley Jobello leaving the club via mutual consent and Declan Drysdale and Josh Pask departing on loan.

However, when asked about the chances of City bringing anyone in, Robins told how he is always monitoring the market and was hopeful there maybe room for one incoming.

“We’re forever vigilant, and hopefully we can maybe do something.

"I had a meeting with the board the other day and outlined what the requirements may be and if they can help, they will there's no doubt." Robins mentioned.

“We’ll just be vigilant on that front and maybe in the next few days we’ll be able to do something, but like I say, right player, right time.

"We wouldn't be in a position to buy anyone I don't think, but we have to just wait and see how that develops and at the moment, I'm just focusing on the players we have here."

As mentioned, Wesley Jobello departed the club earlier this week and Robins gave his thanks to the winger and wished him the best.

"That injury curtailed his spell. You look for what they're going to do after their injury and he just couldn't get him to the level that we needed him to be at.

“We went up a division and he helped us get there too, so we’ve got to say thank you to him and wish him all the best for his future.”

Robins also spoke about interest in German midfielder Marcel Hilssner, who the City boss told is looking for a move during this transfer window.

"There's interest in Marcel, I'm being told his representatives are talking to clubs and they are both here and abroad.

"Maybe there could be something for him and he needs to play, he knows that and hopefully he can get something sorted as soon as he can."

Away from the transfer market, last week saw the Sky Blues drawn against Premier League opposition in the FA Cup Fourth Round, as they will make the trip to Southampton.

It will be the first meeting between the two sides since 2012 and will also be a first trip to St Mary's for Robins.

“For the players it’s brilliant, and for the supporters it’s brilliant. It’s a Premier League stadium that I haven’t been to, so it’ll be a first for me. I’m looking forward to it.

“They’re a really good team, I’ve not looked in depth at that but when you see them play, obviously they beat Brentford the other day, they play dynamic football, they have some pace in the side as you’d expect and they’re a really good, Premier League team.

“We can look forward to it; brilliant stadium, great surface to play on. I think it’s something to look forward to for everybody, so the more the merrier.

"If we can get a full house down there that helps, so fingers crossed we can put in a good performance and get through the tie again, but that’s a tough draw, as tough as anything.

“Good manager, brilliant players and a fantastic stadium so it will be a decent game for everybody.”


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