Coventry Live have rated Coventry City’s new signings after their 2-0 defeat to Scottish Premiership side Rangers in a pre-season friendly
Following the success of the 2019/2020 season, Sky Blues boss Mark Robins has been busy adding to his squad ahead of their return to the Championship.
Callum O’Hare was the next player to be announced as a Coventry player, agreeing a permanent move to the club after spending last term on loan at the Sky Blues from Aston Villa. Marcel Hilssner’s signing was then announced last Thursday, and that was followed up by a deal to bring in Ryan Giles.
Facing Rangers at the weekend, Coventry narrowly lost 2-0 to Steven Gerrard’s side in what was their first pre-season friendly as they head into the 2020/21 season.
Giles, who spent last term on loan with the Sky Blues, is said to have played well, with the report adding: “Fans may now feel confident with Giles.”
Also featuring in the friendly were Hamer, Hilssner and O’Hare and they received mostly good reviews from the local news outlet.
“For a first impression, it doesn’t get much better than the one Hamer offered fans at Ibrox.
“His first touch and turn had us in awe – but Hilssner was quiet after that moment.
“O’Hare was his usual self during the first 15 minutes but he did look worn out”
It seems like it was a promising start for the new players who arrived this summer. Hamer is arguably the one player who fans will be most excited to see and it sounds like he had quite a good game against Rangers.
The 2-0 defeat will not be of any great concern to Robins, especially given that Steven Gerrard’s side are several weeks ahead of them in terms of preparing for next term and operating at a European level.
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