Ball The Odd Man Out

Last updated : 28 September 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Callum Ball will sit out today's game against Oldham Athletic, Coventry City Manager Mark Robins announced.

Ball scored City's goal in the 6-1 defeat at Arsenal but will sit out the match as the Sky Blues can only name five loan players in their eighteen for the match. 

Speaking to the CT's Andy Turner, Robins said: "I know Callum and have watched quite a bit of him so I know he is capable. 

"But I have got a situation here where I have got six loan players and I can only use five, so I have got to look at how best to utilise them and one of them is going to miss out today and that may be Callum, which will be a real shame.

"I want to be able to play the way we need to. I will assess what the options are and make sure there are no illnesses or anything, but he’ll travel and I’ll make a final decision later on.

"But if he does miss out I want him back in the squad or back in the side. There’s competition for places now which is always good for a manager because there is always illness, suspension and injury as we go on, but he’s going to play his part.

"I thought he was excellent on Wednesday when he went on, the way he moved, the way he got into goal scoring opportunities.

"He could have had another one because he got into a great position and I backed him to score there and the one he did score he did really well. It was afantastic goal."

City are without Steve Jennings and Kevin Kilbane. 

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