Coventry City slumped to an all too familiar defeat to promotion hopefuls Bradford City today. Most of their fans were questioning the decision to drop last week’s man of the match standard Gael Bigirimana. That has all been cleared up now as it turns out the Burundi international thought his wife was going into labour.
Bigi as he is commonly known to Sky Blues fans has a baby due next month and had the call that he or she may be arriving early. It was only a false alarm however so he forced to miss Friday’s crucial match preparation, consequently he had to start off on the bench. Mark Robins might feel slightly inconvenienced that he didn’t have one of the best midfielders for his first match of his second reign.
Bigirimana and his midfield partner Ben Stevenson have been silver linings in a beyond woeful Coventry City team who now sit six points adrift at the bottom of the league. Robins should be trying to keep both of them in preparation for League Two but that might not be possible as City rejected three bids from Championship Brentford in January for Stevenson.
Bigi, on the other hand, has a contract which runs only until June but given he has only really settled at Coventry in his three spells at the club he may not want to take the risk of leaving again. Perhaps as he is starting a family settling down at Coventry might be best for his personal life as well as his footballing career.