City To Loan Out Players?

Last updated : 20 December 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Coventry City are expected to loan out a number of players when the transfer window re-opens.

Defender Chris Hussey is one player who could be loaned and speaking to the Coventry Telegraph's Alan Poole, City boss Mark Robins said; “One or two of our players need to move out,” he confirmed. “That will do two things – it will give them the game time they need and it might free up some money to bring in other players.

“You’d like to think that we can retain our better players and, because of the way the team is playing now, the lads who haven’t been in the side will up their game a little bit to try to force their way back in.

“That’s what it’s all about – that’s what you have a squad for – but some of our players aren’t involved on match days at all just now.

“There are a couple who have been in and around and tried very hard to step up. Chris Hussey, for instance, has worked his socks off and, in all fairness, hasn’t given me a minute’s trouble.

“As long as Blair Adams keeps doing what he’s doing we might be able to do something with Chris in January because he’s used to being in the first team and he needs to be playing competitive football.

“There are one or two others who come into that equation. Kevin Malaga turned down the opportunity to go back to Nuneaton for another month.

"Rather than just kicking his heels over the Christmas period it certainly would have been better for him to be playing games but, for whatever reason, he didn’t see it that way.

“You can’t force players to go somewhere they don’t want to but it obviously identifies the people who want to play football and the ones who aren’t bothered and are quite happy to sit tight because it’s comfortable. I’m afraid that’s not what we’re looking for.

“You’re mindful that you’ve got to place players somewhere suitable and it depends on what phone calls come in whether you think it’s a good fit for all concerned.

“You try to do what’s best for them as well as us but at the end of the day it’s down to the player. If the player makes the decision that’s OK but they’ve got agents and family who have got their own opinions.

“We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but it probably won’t be right away – things usually start hotting up towards the end of the transfer window when people start to panic.”

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