Coventry City manager Mark Robins has confirmed his first piece of transfer business for the summer, by taking up the one-year extension option in the contract of defender Tom Davies.
Davies, who made his 50th appearance for The Sky Blues in the 1-1 draw at The Ricoh Arena yesterday, joined the Club in the summer of 2017 from Portsmouth.
Robins has acted to ensure that he’s not left too short in defence ahead of a summer rebuild with Jordan Willis expected to leave at the end of his contract, Jack Grimmer almost certain to move on and Dujon Sterling returning to Premier League side Chelsea upon the completion of his season-long loan.
Speaking to The Coventry Telegraph after yesterday’s draw, Robins spoke of Davies’ recent run back in the team followed by the news of the option being taken up;
“We have had clean sheets in two of the three games and had some good performances from both him and Dominic and there was no need to change it.
“I changed it at Portsmouth because I thought he was injured. He fell over the ball and he got up and I thought he said, “cramp,” and I have a split second decision to make and I have Jordan there who is a really good centre-half – one of the top centre-halves in the division.
“So don’t look like you’re injured and you stay on the pitch!
“I don’t think anyone wants to be taken off but if I am going to make a change hopefully it’s for the betterment of the team and generally it has been.”
“We will do. Tom is aware of what we will be doing, taking up the option and see what happens then.
“I will be doing that this week. It’s already in motion.”