Can City Borrow A Goal From Their Under-23's?
Coventry City return to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon to face Swindon Town in a League Two fixture, the two sides level on points in the division and among a large group of teams with an eye still firmly on an automatic promotion spot.
And, after contrasting 1-0 results for the sides at the weekend, it is goals and the hunt for the that is dominating the thinking at both the Ricoh and down in Wiltshire.
It was a fourth consecutive single-goal game in the league for City, two wins and two defeats making up the total, and a familiar post-match refrain from Mark Robins after the reverse at Exeter where the stats showed plenty of chances created by the visitors to no avail.
His options to change things around against Swindon will have been boosted by the feedback from Under-23 coach Jason Farndon after Monday afternoon`s 6-1 win against Crystal Palace in which recent loan signing Josh Barrett scored a hat-trick.
Experienced frontman Stuart Beavon was also praised for pushing to play in the game and keep up his fitness levels as he waits for a more regular first-team berth.
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On the day that a fine exponent of the trade will be remembered, it is the target man-type forward that Robins feels he needs, however, to turn the promise of the season into a tangible reward come the end of the campaign.
Marc Richards of Northampton Town has been mentioned in passing as a possible signing, whether there was any truth in that doesn`t matter too much as he has signed for Swindon and will line up against City at the weekend.
The Robins have also sealed a deal for Crystal Palace forward Keshi Anderson after a fruitful loan spell at the County Ground. He played in the reverse fixture in September which ended in a 2-1 win for the Sky Blues thanks to goals from Michael Doyle and Duckens Nazon.