It makes sense for Coventry City to take these two players on loan in January.
The Sky Blues do not have the largest squad, but there could still be room for a few departures during the mid-season transfer window.
StrongpointsCoventry City had to adapt to the absence of their star players Gyokeres and Hamer but showed better form ahead of the international break.
Despitespending heavily this summer, Coventry’s squad is relatively small, meaning many players are unlikely to leave in January.
Loans for regular playing time could be an option.
FabioTavares, who recently returned from injury, could benefit from a loan move to a lower league for his further development.
Jake Bidwell, who has been relegated down the pecking order, could also look to play more time at another Championship club.
The opening months of the 2023-24 Championship season have been something of a learning curve for Coventry City as they come to terms with life without their two star players Viktor Gyokeres and Gustavo Hamer.
Thesales of the Swede and Dutchman have given manager Mark Robins plenty of money to spend over the summer and his team’s makeup is now very different with many new faces plying their trade at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
Aftereleven games, City sit 13th in the Championship table, but they finally showed some form ahead of the international break, picking up eight points from a possible twelve during that time.Championship table (as of October 9)team.
However, there may be a chance Robins could loan some of his squad out for regular football – let’s take a look at TWO players who could fare better elsewhere in the second half of the season.
1Fabio Tavares Considering he had scored just four senior goals for Rochdale in 39 appearances upon his arrival at Coventry in February 2021, Tavares was not expected to make an immediate impact for the Sky Blues and was tipped as one for the future.
Histime finally came a year later in the 2021-2022 season when he made several guest appearances in the Championship and in his second appearance for Cov he scored a fantastic first goal for the club against Preston North End.
ThePortuguese youngster was part of the Robins’ plans last season, making 11 appearances in all competitions, but disaster struck in the FA Cup against Wrexham in January when a ruptured Achilles tendon left the striker sidelined.
bench for the rest of the season.
It’san injury that Tavares is yet to recover from, having only returned to the training pitch in early October, with full contact training still to come.
However, one would imagine that Tavares will be ready to play football by the end of December, so if a League Two loan could be facilitated for the 22-year-old, or perhaps even a National League loan, that would help immensely.
his development, especially with the current competition for places at Coventry.
2Jake Bidwell The summer arrival of Jay Dasilva from Bristol City on a long-term deal has seen Bidwell – who was a regular starter last season – move down the pecking order.
Thismay be difficult for the 30-year-old given he was an integral part of a team that made the Championship play-offs in 2022/23, but Robins clearly prefers Dasilva’s pace on the left side of the playing field at the moment.
Andsince Tatsuhiro Sakamoto can play on the left as well as the right, this could theoretically mean that Bidwell is now the third choice.
Fora player with Bidwell’s experience, he could easily get regular game time at another Championship club from January onwards.
So if another club wants to pay his salary, a deal should be considered.