Coventry City Dealt Significant Blow Ahead Of Weekend Clash

Coventry City boss Mark Robins has revealed that the squad has been hit with an illness ahead of this weekend’s clash against Stoke City, who are unbeaten in four league outings.

The Sky Blues are on a dismal run of form and are currently sitting 20th in the Championship after 15 games, four points above the relegation zone. The side’s last victory came at home to Blackburn Rovers at the beginning of October.

Coventry City boss Mark Robins has revealed that the squad has been hit with an illness ahead of this weekend’s clash against Stoke City, who are unbeaten in four league outings.

The Sky Blues are on a dismal run of form and are currently sitting 20th in the Championship after 15 games, four points above the relegation zone. The side’s last victory came at home to Blackburn Rovers at the beginning of October.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the former Manchester United player said [quotes via Stoke-on-Trent Live]:

“If you’ve got illness in the camp people can’t perform at the maximum and that has an impact. We’ve had people off and a fair bit of illness throughout the camp and this time of year is never great.”

Robins has also stated that Coventry City almost have a clean bill of health, with Fabio Tavares and Kasey Palmer close to a return:

“There are some who are showing good signs of starting to come back,” he said. “We’re now just Fabio Tavares (Achilles) and Kasey Palmer (adductor) away from having a fully fit squad. Fabio’s getting there. He’s on the grass and will join in fully after this international break.

“And hopefully Kasey will be the same.”

This isn’t great news for Coventry City supporters who will be hoping their side can end the turgid run of form they’re currently on. If players are playing with an illness, it means they may not be able to perform at a very high level.

A win for the Sky Blues against Stoke will be tough but is becoming a necessity after Rotherham United have picked up some points over the past seven days

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