Coventry City manager Mark Robins has discussed his desire to bring in a new striker and add depth to his squad.
The Sky Blues boss has done a remarkable join with the club over the last 12 months, winning the League One title and gaining automatic promotion to the Championship. Heading into the 2020/21 season, the 50-year-old has already started to develop his squad and make a number of significant changes.
Gustavo Hamer signed from PEC Zwolle before Julien Dacosta joined from Chamois Niortais on a free transfer and they have since been joined by three more players. Callum O’Hare was next to be announced as a Coventry signing, agreeing a permanent move from Aston Villa, and Marcel Hilssner and Ryan Giles then came on board.
With those additions, Robins has commented on whether or not he will look to bring in a new striker, having just Maxime Biamou, Amadou Bakayoko and Matt Godden as centre-forward options.
As quoted by Coventry Live, Robins recently said: “We still need more.
“We need strength and depth. Championship teams have strong squads, so we have to try and strengthen as much as we can.
“They’ve got numbers in the striking areas too, so we need to do something there and in defence too.”
One potential further arrival could be Arsenal’s Ben Sheaf, with talks said to be ongoing between Coventry and the Premier League club. The midfielder spent last season on loan with Doncaster Rovers but has since returned to his parent club and his future is unknown.
The 22-year-old has come through the youth ranks at the Emirates Stadium after joining the north London side from West Ham United.
Robins has made several signings this summer already and Coventry’s side looks like a very solid unit, with a squad size of 26 players ensuring that he is quite well-stocked overall.
However, an experienced Championship striker or hungry Premier League loan addition could be what is needed to add further depth and quality in attack, particularly now that they are back in the second tier.
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