Coventry City boss Mark Robins has rejected rumours that new signings Gustavo Hamer and Julien Dacosta were shown around the Ricoh Arena, which had prompted speculation of a return to the club’s former ground.
The Sky Blues played their home games in the 2019/2020 season at Birmingham City’s St Andrews Stadium in what was the second time they have left the Ricoh Arena in the past seven years, having previously had a spell at Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium.
With speculation mounting over a potential return to the stadium, coming after the club gained promotion to the Championship from League One, club chairman Tim Fisher told talkSPORT that the Midlands outfit had held “positive” talks with Wasps, the rugby club that owns the Ricoh Arena, about a possible return.
Despite his comments, Hamer has himself confirmed that he has not been to the Ricoh Arena yet but was instead shown around the club’s training facilities, but an Instagram post from Dacosta’s agent appeared to show a photograph of inside the stadium.
“That is something that is wrong,” Robins told BBC CWR as quoted by Coventry LIVE.
“As usual, people speculate. We’ve shown them the training ground because that is what we have because we don’t know where we will be yet.
“The answer to that is coming down the line very quickly, but no that is not something that I am aware of.”
It has to be agreed that Coventry return home and remain at the Ricoh Arena for the foreseeable future. The club have done wonderfully well getting themselves in to the Championship and they need a home to call their own.
Sharing with Birmimgham has been a good stop-gap, but the club need to re-create the identity they once had and Robins has already done a lot to make that happen.
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