Date: 27th April 2017 at 9:26pm
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Mark Robins first spell as Coventry City manager as short but relatively successful, thanks in no small part to the goals of on-loan striker David McGoldrick.

The frontman netted in Robins’ first game in charge, a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Carlisle United and then went on to enjoy a purple patch in front of goal with 15 more strikes before his form earned a return to the Championship as Ipswich Town came calling for his services.

The Sky Blues immediately signed a replacement in the shape of Leon Clarke and it is the search for a player like either of those two that could go a long way to determining promotion hopes for 2017/18.

City also hit the loan jackpot when they landed Adam Armstrong in the summer of 2015 although younger players always have an element of doubt as to how they will settle in their first sustained spell in senior football.

And there is always the Non-League route, where the Sky Blues have been behind the curve in recent years, not just with high-profile hits such as Jamie Vardy but with many players who have been regular marksmen in Leagues One and Two.