FOOTBALL - Robins feels Coventry City are 'a little bit light' ahead of Norwich trip - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Robins feels Coventry City are 'a little bit light' ahead of Norwich trip

Coventry Editorial 2nd Feb, 2024 Updated: 2nd Feb, 2024   0

MARK Robins feels his Coventry City squad is ‘a little bit light’ following the conclusion of the January transfer window ahead of a trip to Norwich City this weekend.

City signed Peterborough United forward Ephron Mason-Clark on deadline day only to loan the player back to Posh for the remainder of the 2023/24 season as part of the deal.

And while Robins is looking forward to working with Mason-Clark in the future, the Sky Blues boss hoped to bring in more players during the transfer window with midfielder Victor Torp the club’s only addition.

Robins said: “He’s a really good player. First and foremost, its disappointing we couldn’t get him in and have him now because we needed players and quality in and we’re probably a little bit light.

“On the other side of things, I try and guide everybody to an understanding of where we’re at and it’s a reality check.

“We weren’t able to get him in now but for the summer he will come in and he’s a really good lad with a lot of ability and we can work with him and make him better.

“We’re a little bit light in number and quality and we could have done with a few more players in.

“I can’t help looking around and seeing all our competitors have strengthened and that makes them stronger and different, and we are aiming to cement a place in the play offs as well.

“We always do things on an incremental basis, and we’ve changed thing around and we spent a few quid on Victor Torp as well.

“We have to keep costs low, so the operating costs have to be kept at a level where we don’t get in trouble financially.”

Coventry travel to play-off rivals Norwich City on Saturday hoping to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches in the league.

And Robins, who spent three seasons with the Canaries as a player, wants his side to attack from the off at Carrow Road.

Robins added: “We’re going to Norwich where we’ve been poor in the last few games there and thankfully the majority of that group didn’t experience last season, it wasn’t great.

“It was a really good performance against them earlier this season in the home game which we haven’t been able to do against them in recent seasons.

“We’re different, they’re different and we’re in a really good run of form anyway and we want to try and keep that up if we possibly can do.

“We have to attack the games like we always do, and we have to go there with the mindset of attacking the game like we always do.

“If you can get something tomorrow, it builds the confidence into Tuesday evening’s game against Sheffield Wednesday and try and get through into the next round.”

Coventry’s clash with Norwich takes place on Saturday, February 3 with kick-off at 3pm at Carrow Road.

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