COVENTRY manager Mark Robins’ defensive selection problems are beginning to ease with the news that Richard Wood and William Edjenguele could return to the Sky Blues squad for the trip to Swindon Town.
Wood was taken off during City’s 4-0 win at York in midweek with a suspected fractured cheekbone but has been passed fit to play, while Edjenguele has recovered from a hip problem.
On-loan Reece Brown has returned to his parent club Manchester United as he recovers from suspected tonsillitis and is a doubt, while Robins is still waiting on news of Gary McSheffrey (foot) and Cody McDonald’s (knee) availability.
The Coventry boss said: “We’ve got eight out at the moment with injury and illness and we’ve got to get them back as quickly as we can but we’re not too bad and we’re looking forward to going to Swindon.
“Paolo has done a terrific job there getting them promoted in his first season in English management and they’ve obviously got a bit of momentum from that, so it’s a good game for us.
“They have got some good players. I know Jay McEveley well because he played for me at Barnsley and the lad Matt Ritchie is excellent down the right. They’ve got a bit of experience as well in a squad that looks more than capable in this league.
“They like to play the game in the right way and it will be a test for us. There were plenty of positives from our performance the other night, particularly the way we worked hard and passed the ball about in the second half and we want to continue that tomorrow.”
Di Canio’s time at Sheffield Wednesday coincided with Robins’s stint at Leicester in the late 1990s, but the Coventry boss admitted: “We may well have played against each other although nothing stands out.
“But he was a terrific player, there’s no doubt about that.”