The international break couldn’t have come at a better time for Coventry City.
The Sky Blues are 11 games in to the new Championship season and they’ve had their fair share of injuries and absentees that has hampered manager Mark Robins’s bid to put out his strongest side.
Star wing-back Fankaty Dabo’s season continues to be dogged by an on-going injury while leading scorer Matty Godden is nursing a foot injury – both players forced to miss Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Watford, during which star midfielder Gus Hamer limped off.
Here manager Mark Robins gives an update from the treatment room.
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Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster admits Gus Hamer’s stunning header for Coventry City was a deliberate bit of skill rather than lucky attempt on goal.
The Leamington-born stopper, however, says he should have saved the Sky Blues ’ equalising goal in a game that ended up with the Hornets claiming a 3-2 win.
Hamer ’s long-range header looped over the goalkeeper just moments after Andre Gray had bundled the ball over the line to give Watford the lead.
Foster was adamant the Coventry player’s finish was intentional, despite it being from all of 25 yards and said he simply was not expecting it.
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Looking from the outside Coventry City are in the midst of an early season wobble, writes Andy Turner.
But delve deeper and analyse the facts and even those of a glass half empty persuasion cannot deny that the Sky Blues have endured a baptism of fire on their return to the Championship.
It’s true that letting in 23 goals – the worst in the division – does not make for comfortable reading at the 11 game mark when the team have just eight points to show for their efforts.
The salient point, however, amid the perceived doom and gloom is that Mark Robins’s men have played six of the top seven sides in the league so far and only really been out-played twice – firstly, when they were completely out-classed by fallen Premier League side Bournemouth and, secondly, when they were reduced to ten men early on against a rampant Blackburn who showed no mercy.
Read Andy Turner’s piece, here.