Coventry City’s players are in Spain for their pre-season training camp, minus last season’s leading goalscorer Marc McNulty whose reward for his prolific campaign is a shot at Championship football with Reading.
The Sky Blues ‘reluctantly’ accepted an improved offer from the Royals for their star man and his move was completed at the weekend, a blow of course to Mark Robins plans but the nature of the move is testament to a successful season in CV6 for player and club and the feee received shows the wisdom of recruiting players on two-year and longer contracts.
There has been many more players coming through the Ricoh Arena entrance door this summer, former Watford defender Brandon Mason being the latest after completing a move late last week.
He was one of many debutants to feature in a 2-0 friendly defeat at Sutton United on Saturday, a punishing start for City’s players in baking temperatures after just a few days of pre-season training.
McNulty’s departure clearly means the loss of a major goal threat but League One will require different ways to unlock opposition doors and the Sky Blues will hope to add at least one further option to their attacking ranks over the next couple of weeks.