Coventry City manager Mark Robins has discussed the difference in finances between his club and other Championship sides.
After gaining promotion by winning League One, Sky blues boss Robins has been busy in the transfer market as he looks to improve his squad.
The first player to arrive at the Midlands club this summer was defensive midfielder Gustavo Hamer from Dutch side PEC Zwolle before French defender Julien Dacosta signed on a free transfer. Marcel Hilssner also came to the club, whilst former loan players Callum O’Hare and Ryan Giles returned to the Sky Blues, with the latter signing a permanent deal.
Speaking about the gulf in financial muscle between Coventry and the majority of the teams in the Championship, Robins said that it is “pointless” to compare his club’s spending to others in the division.
“We have gone faster than the club anticipated,” he told the Sunday Mirror, as quoted via Coventry LIVE. “We are now in a league where the competition is very serious. We have to move with it.
“We have to get better, and quickly – and there is only one way we can do it. We cannot spend anywhere near the money that’s being spent by a lot of other clubs in the Championship.
“We will have the lowest budget in the division – barring none – and I know that Wycombe have been promoted too.
“But I don’t want to dwell on that because it’s pointless. I need to bring in players who can grow with us.”
Coventry have made several signings so far this summer and, with minimal expenditure, they have significantly bolstered their squad.
Even if they struggle to compete financially with other Championship clubs, they have a wily manager in Robins who has already won silverware with them and has shown a shrewd eye for cost-effective signings.
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