Coventry City fans have had their say and are pretty emphatic with their January transfer window wishes.
Sky Blues ’ boss Mark Robins has already acted swiftly in the mid-term market, drafting in the undoubted quality of Matty James from Premier League Leicester City to boost the team’s midfield options.
The experienced 29-year-old has come in as a direct replacement for influential skipper Liam Kelly and is hoped to fill the significant void left by the captain’s three month absence with a groin strain.
Robins is also hoping to help his side get more goals following the news that star striker Matty Godden could be out for up to three months with a recurring foot injury, while summer signing Tyler Walker is still a number of weeks away from a return from a calf strain.
That leaves the goal scoring burden on Max Biamou, Amadou Bakayoko and City’s attacking midfielders.
The manager is therefore trying to identify a new player to come in to help get the goals the team need to build on their 17th place at the halfway stage of the season.
But even before City’s striker crisis, supporters felt it was an area that needed strengthening in the January window.
In our December survey, we asked fans what position do Coventry City need to upgrade in the window, and 60 per cent of those who answered (almost 2,000) said a striker.
A total of 25 per cent said they wanted a new midfielder – their wish having been granted – and 15 per cent wanted a centre-back.
Asked which player can Coventry not afford to lose, the answer was pretty emphatic with a whopping 78 per cent naming outstanding midfielder Gustavo Hamer.
Some 16 per cent felt the ever popular marauding wing-back Fankaty Dabo was indispensable while six per cent named striker Tyler Walker.
Former City loan star Bright Enobakare was a free agent in the run up to the January window but has since joined SC East Bengal of the Indian Super League.
Asked if City should have made a move for the attacking midfielder, 47 per cent said not to bother.
A total of 37 per cent said ‘yes’ while 16 per cent said they weren’t sure.