Coventry City’s Ryton training ground is having a new pitch being laid, Mark Robins has confirmed.
The Sky Blues boss says that his side want to move to a facility that better suits their needs and has previously described the pitches there as “awful”. The ultimate goal for the club is to move to a new base in the long term.
In March the club revealed that they had “identified” potential sites for a new training ground. In the meantime, City are going about improving the state of the pitches they are currently training on.
Robins confirmed that this work is underway. The current pitches are in such a condition that they are not conducive to the type of slick passing football he and his coaches want to instil in their players.
“We’ve had a conversation around the training facility for a number of years now where we want to move to a facility that’s fit for purpose, really. More fit for purpose that the one we’re in at the moment,” Robins told the Official EFL Podcast.
“The bare minimum has been done in the past, but they’re laying a new pitch so that’s going to be really really interesting, because that gives us a proper surface to train on. A laser-level surface with drainage and all that stuff that we’ve not had before.
“That might come as a surprise to people but that’s just where it’s been for a number a years. Things are starting to move forward.
“The owner (Joy Seppala) has been really good, because she’s still trying to get more investment to get me a little bit more money to spend in different areas. And that’s fantastic.
“Look, there’s no promises there, but the fact they’re trying to do it and move it forward is a sign of where we’re trying to get to.”