Robins happy with Adams

by Kate Smith

Coventry boss looking forward to working with youngster.

Coventry manager Mark Robins is looking forward to helping Blair Adams develop over the course of his loan spell with the Npower League One club.

The left-back joined City last weekend and tasted victory on his debut as Robins’ men ran out 5-0 winners at Hartlepool.

Adams, who will remain in the Midlands until January 5, also featured for the Sky Blues last night as they won at Colchester.

Speaking to Coventry’s official website before the Hartlepool game, Robins said: "We're delighted to have Blair. He's a young player who's keen to do well and make his mark.

"Sunderland have helped us out massively in the way they have pushed this through so we have to thank them for that. There was a lot of interest in him.

“It's a big step for Blair and hopefully he can fulfil his potential over the period that we have him.”

Adams already boasts considerable experience at Football League level having had loan spells at both Brentford and Northampton last season.

He made 22 appearances for the latter, who were struggling at the relegation zone upon the defender’s arrival before pulling clear of trouble. 

"He'll get forward for us, it gives us another option at left back but he's played at left wing as well so there is that option to move him up one,” Robins added.

“He's a solid youngster and he's been working under Kevin Ball at Sunderland for quite a while. Kevin is a hard taskmaster so I'm looking forward to working with him."