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INTERVIEW: 'We want transfer window in', reveals Coventry City boss Mark Robins

Shaun Reynolds 17th Nov, 2017 Updated: 17th Nov, 2017

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY City boss Mark Robins admits he wants ‘transfer window in’, though said he doesn’t want to rush and make any mistakes.

The Sky Blues face in-form Lincoln City away from home tomorrow on the back of a frustrating 1-0 loss to Mansfield at the Ricoh Arena last weekend.

And Robins hinted at the possibility of team changes for the first time this season when talking at the club’s training ground this morning.

He told the Coventry Observer that ‘there’s a case for a slight change’ and added he’ll do ‘as much as he can’ in the January transfer window as the push to bounce back into League One continues.

“There’s a case for a slight change, but nothing major,” said Robins.

“I don’t think we’re creating enough, I’m looking for more creativity.

“I have to look at what a player will give. We have to look at players that will get possession and deliver.”

The 47-year-old also highlighted his intentions to get stuck into the upcoming January transfer window.

He said: “I’ll do as much as I can in the transfer window. January isn’t the best month for it.

“But the worst thing we can do is create a ‘we need that now’ attitude and make mistakes.

“We want to get out of the division quickly, but it will take time.

“I’m not saying it’s not going to happen this year. But if we chop and change things everything within the squad will become a mess. I’ll manage it in a way that makes sense.

“Once things click you get that momentum. We’ve got to get the building blocks in place and we’re not quite there yet.

“Other things happen on a daily basis and outside issues that have an impact.

“But we’re on the right track.

“We’re not scoring enough goals yet, but that will come.”

The former Manchester United forward was also quizzed about City’s midfield.

When asked whether a more offensive attitude should be deployed into the midfield following several recent games without scoring, Robins said: “The players we have do a decent job.

“We’ve got Michael (Doyle) and Liam (Kelly), with youngsters around the scene too.

“But you have to remember other teams are dynamic and have midfields that can break and run quick.

“We have to be careful that we don’t expose those central areas.

“Also the willingness to be a team player, at the moment I feel we’re just short of that. But the first thing we have to look at is the creativity side of things.”

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