Date: 3rd September 2017 at 7:53pm
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Coventry City may have been disappointed to come away from League Two’s bottom club Chesterfield with only a point on Saturday afternoon, the goalless draw at the Proact Stadium described as a ‘nervy encounter’ by Mark Robins as his side went into the game on the back of three successive defeats, but the pattern of the season will only start to establish itself over the next half-a-dozen matches or so.

The transfer deadline creates huge headlines and debate at the top level of the game as Premier League clubs battle to spend ever greater amounts of money.

But the uncertainty it also generates is evident throughout the Football League as well and it is only now that Robins, like the rest of his League Two counterparts can only really focus on the next four months of the season until the window opens once again.

For City, the foundations laid by Robins’ transfer business look strong.

He has kept his priority firmly on players who are first-team ready and, one loan signing aside, has gone for permanent deals wherever possible.

Contrast that to Saturday’s opponents where manager Gary Caldwell was left to scramble around on deadline day for short-term fixes to his side’s early season problems.

The Sky Blues have the squad to slowly build a head of steam and go into the winter months challenging for promotion.