Coventry City are back at work at Ryton this week as they prepare for another run of matches in a row following the mandatory break for international matches.
On this occasion, the two-week break comes at a time welcomed by manager Mark Robins, who hopes the valuable time will give his injured players the chance to move closer to playing football.
The most pressure at the moment is in midfield, where the Sky Blues have almost nothing left due to the absence of star Ben Sheaf due to a groin strain – the situation is made worse when Liam Kelly tears his hamstring, judges decided he was eliminated from the match.
the last game and a half and forcing others to take their places. Jamie Allen was initially asked to take on a deeper holding role, although he was arguably deployed more effectively in a more advanced position to support the attackers.
Meanwhile, centre-back Joël Latibeaudiere has offered a glimpse of what he can do in the position he plays for his country Jamaica, for whom he played two matches this weekend. So what should the Robins do at Bristol City this Saturday?
Elsewhere, the debate continues over who City’s second favorite and most effective defender is, and whether Ellis Simms and Haji Wright can play as a duo, as they did it for the first time against Norwich City last time out.
And then there is the prospect of Callum O’Hare edging closer to returning from long-term injury.
Coventry have 15 points in the Championship table after their opening 11 matches, leaving them relatively comfortably in mid-table, just three points behind sixth-placed Birmingham City and eight points clear of the bottom three teams.
Things can change quite quickly in this league, but with just one loss in 10 games and six draws, are the Sky Blues a team on the rise? Are things going well after a summer of change?
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