Coventry City notebook: Injuries inquest, fitness tests and addressing contracts

Coventry City have it all to play for after reviving their season with a return to form just at the right time.

The Sky Blues have taken 14 points from a possible 18 in their last six Championship matches to put them just three points away sixth place, with 11 games to secure a place in the play-offs and an opportunity to sneak into the Premier League via the back door.

But if they’re going to achieve that goal this season, Mark Robins and his men are going to have to do it the hard way – their latest success at Huddersfield Town coming despite being without several key players in a squad that lacks strength in depth.

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City have a full week to build into their next match, a CBS Arena clash with mid-table Hull, after a hectic and costly schedule of three games in the space of eight days – a period in which the team lost Kasey Palmer and Jamie Allen to muscle injuries.

Injury management and prevention

Palmer and Allen are the latest players to suffer muscle strains or tears so far this season, following on from Ben Sheaf (calf), Kyle McFadzean (calf), Matty Godden (calf), Liam Kelly (hamstring) and Fankaty Dabo (thigh and hamstring).

As such, Robins and his fitness and medical department will be taking a close look at the club’s training regime and how best to manage each individual player at a stage of the season when they can ill afford to lose any more players.

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