Done deal, according to reports

Coventry City fans were today continuing to wait for news on what could be Mark Robins’s ninth summer signing.

The Sun yesterday reported that the Sky Blues have agreed a loan deal with Premier League Arsenal for central midfielder Ben Sheaf.

The 22-year-old has been a summer-long target for City who, it is claimed, have struck a deal to take the defence minded player on loan from the Emirates Stadium with a view to a £750,000 permanent move.



Ben Sheaf training with Arsenal's Under-23s last month
Arsenal’s Ben Sheaf is reported to he heading to Coventry

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Injury update on key City men

Coventry City have had their fair share of injuries over the last few months.

Key defenders Michael Rose and Fankaty Dabo both required surgery once the League One season was curtailed, ensuring they will miss the start of the exciting new Championship campaign.

The Sky Blues faced a further blow when new signings Julien Dacosta and Marcel Hilssner suffered set-backs within weeks of joining the club, with the French full-back damaging ankle ligaments in training, that required surgery, and the German winger struggling with asthma.

Here manager Mark Robins gives an update from the treatment room as to when fans can expect to see the club’s casualties back.



Julien Dacosta in training.
Julien Dacosta

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Two up top anyone?

The arrival of Tyler Walker at Coventry City has caused much excitement among the fans.

Sky Blues supporters have waited all summer for a striker to join the list of new signings, and the 23-year-old Nottingham Forest front man appears to have ticked all their boxes.

Mark Robins has been a long time admirer of the player who fired in 26 goals on loan at League Two Mansfield Town in 2018/19, and followed that up with an impressive 17 at League One Lincoln City last term.

The player will no doubt be confident he can step up another level and Robins is convinced he’s got a talent who will continue to develop after cutting the apron strings to the City Ground where he came up through Forest’s Academy.

But will he be allowed to forge a strike partnership with Matty Godden?



Coventry City's Tyler Walker in action.
Coventry City’s Tyler Walker in action.

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What next for Jodi?

It’s fair to say that Coventry City fans’ favourite Jodi Jones has endured a testing few years in his young career.

To suffer an ACL injury is a major blow for any player but to be sidelined with a second as he attempted to make his come-back was truly heart-breaking for the lad.

But after scoring sensational goals in back-to-back games at Burton and Peterborough in pre-season, all the signs are that Jones is fit and raring to kick-start his career.

Things have changed in the time he’s been out, not least a move to a different system.



Jodi Jones

And with competition red hot among the forwards, there has been talk of a possible loan move to get the No.7 back to full tilt.

We asked Mark Robins where the talented young player figures in the scheme of things this season.

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Robins on how City are shaping up

Excitement is building for Coventry City manager Mark Robins and his players as they prepare to kick-off the new 2020/21 campaign.

The Sky Blues get the new-look season underway at League One MK Dons in the Carabao Cup on Saturday – their first competitive game for six months.

And while Robins knows City will be underdogs trying to punch above their weight, he believes his squad are ready to tackle the challenge of Championship football head on.

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The manager is delighted with the backing he’s had from the club to strengthen this summer and insists his players are relishing the opportunity of proving themselves at a higher level.





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