Coventry City new-boy Marcel Hilssner is suffering with what the club suspect could be a form of asthma ahead of the new season.
The Sky Blues summer signing has featured frequently during pre-season but not as often as he would have liked, missing Tuesday night’s clash with Burton Albion after being pulled from the warm-up at the final moment.
But now the club are looking into a breathing problem that Hilssner is suffering from that Robins says had left him looking a yard behind the play during his regular cameos.
The club hope that they will find a resolution to the problem in the coming days that will allow him to push on building his fitness.
Mark Robins said: “I am hoping that we can fix it soon because he has a lot of quality and we can see it. Hopefully, soon he will be able to expand his lungs better.
“I feel for him,” he continued. “We want him to hit the ground running. He has had a lot on and he has moved to a new county and now he has got this thing that nobody knew about, that could be asthma.”
Robins added: “Hopefully we can resolve that and we can see more of him as he improves his fitness.”