19th Nov, 2018

Coventry City expected to make second winter signing 'imminently'

Shaun Reynolds 28th Dec, 2017 Updated: 28th Dec, 2017

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY City boss Mark Robins is expected to make his second winter signing ‘imminently’.

Robins, who added midfielder Josh Barrett to his squad earlier this month, revealed this morning he is looking at a further ‘one or two’ players to make a difference in the final third of the pitch.

Robins said: “The players we are bringing in have got those abilities, and hopefully they can hit the ground running and stay injury free.

“There is Josh Barrett and another. But we can’t say who at the moment, though it is imminent.”

The latest transfer update follows the Sky Blues’ frustrating 1-0 loss away at Port Vale, continuing the club’s poor form against sides positioned in the bottom half of the SkyBet League Two table.

The loss dropped City to seventh in the league table as Robins’ men missed a chance to cement their place in the top three.

“We’ve had the chance to kick on after the Wycombe win and cement a top three place, and we’ve turned that opportunity down,” said Robins.

“That’s the disappointment.

“We need to change it round, it’s a mindset.

“Teams beat each other in this division, but we have to take chances in games. We need to be more ruthless.”

And it’s this form that Robins is keen to turnaround as his men continue their promotion push with a trip to Carlisle on Saturday.

He said: “Carlisle have numerous threats, and a decent squad with depth.

“Since we last played them they have brought in Clint Hill, an experienced centre half who has been very good throughout his career.”

“At home they had a really good result Boxing Day so we know we have a tough game on our hands.”

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