Young Coventry City fan offers her services in Jones' absence, and manager Mark Robins responds - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

Young Coventry City fan offers her services in Jones' absence, and manager Mark Robins responds

A YOUNG Coventry City fan has received a letter from manager Mark Robins after offering her services to fill the gap left by the injured Jodi Jones.

Lily Sloman penned a letter to Robins after 20-year-old Jodi Jones picked up a knee injury during the Sky Blues’ away trip to Stevenage – the injury has ruled Jones out for the season.

Concerned by the gap left on both flanks, seven-year-old Lily – who plays for Fairford and Lechlade Under 8s – told Robins she is available to play for the club on loan.

She made particular reference to the two goals she scored in her club’s recent trophy final, which they won 7-2.

Lily’s father, Adam Sloman, was shocked when his daughter received a response from Robins following her request.

The letter read:

‘Dear Lily,

Thank you very much for your letter and your kind words for Jodi, he will be happy to receive your letter too. I think it will help him recover from his injury!

I am pleased to read that you play football for the Fairford and Lechlade U8 Falcons, and that you are a goalscorer, and we need goalscorers.

However, having spoken to Devon Kelly-Evans and other members of the squad, they feel that they would like another opportunity before I look outside the squad. I will keep you informed if things change, but for now, keep playing and supporting Coventry City FC.


Kind regards,

Mark Robins.

Coventry City Football Club.’

The Sky Blues are next in action against Boreham Wood in the FA Cup at home on Saturday.

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