Coventry City have received a boost with the news that key men are due back in training ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Middlesbrough.
Star midfielder Gus Hamer was hoped to return to training at Ryton today (Sun) after completing his three match ban, while fan favourite Fankaty Dabo, who has missed the last two games with injury, is also set to join in with a view to being involved at the Riverside.
Striker Tyler Walker is also on the way back as his ten days of self isolation following a positive Covid-19 test comes to an end ahead of the long journey to the North East.
“Gustavo should be training,” said Sky Blues boss Mark Robins, who revealed the midfielder was ill on Saturday but hoped to be training today.
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‘Frustrating and perplexing’
The English Football League have branded the Government’s decision not to allow fans back into stadiums “frustrating and perplexing”.
Coventry City, along with their EFL and Premier League counterparts, continue to play matches behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Plans to let some supporters back into grounds at the start of October were shelved following an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.
However, there have been calls to allow clubs to fill their stadiums at a reduced capacity, to allow for social distancing to be observed.
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Tony Mowbray says he was saddened not to return to the Ricoh Arena to take on his former club Coventry City.
The Blackburn Rovers’ boss saw his side run riot at St Andrew’s, thumping the Sky Blues 4-0 to inflict their fourth Championship defeat.
But the 56-year-old is still extremely fond of City, whom he managed between March 2015 and September 2016 – including a rampant four month spell when the team took League One by storm.
And, while delighted to see the club back in the second tier, he hopes they will be back at their home stadium soon to welcome back big crowds when fans are allowed back and help provide the “tools” for Mark Robins to establish the team in the division.
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Mark Robins admits his Coventry City side “caved in” and “couldn’t cope” as they were well beaten by Tony Mowbray’s ruthless Blackburn Rovers.
The Sky Blues shot themselves in the foot in the 15th minute when Michael Rose conceded a penalty and was sent off for the offence, leaving Adam Armstrong to spark the 4-0 thumping at St Andrew’s.
The defeat left extended City’s five game winless run and leaves them a point and two places above the Championship relegation zone after seven games.
Here is every word from the manager’s post-match press conference.
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