As quoted by Coventry Live, Coventry City boss Mark Robins has said striker Matty Godden is showing ‘real encouraging signs’ as he looks to return from injury.

The 29-year-old has seen his season hampered with injury problems, suffering the most recent setback in the Sky Blues’ 2-1 win over Millwall back in January.

Godden’s goals helped fire Coventry City to promotion last season but he has been limited to just 14 Championship appearances this season. In the process, the striker has netted four goals, laying on two assists.

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Now, ahead of this weekend’s clash with promotion-hunting Brentford, Mark Robins has provided an update on Godden’s situation.

As quoted by Coventry Live, the Sky Blues boss has said the attacker is showing ‘real encouraging signs’, giving fans an insight into just how hard Godden is working to get back to action. He said:

“He’s starting to jog and every time I have seen him he’s worked hard and dripping in sweat, so you can see he’s been grafting. He’s not been able to run yet but he’s been on the bike and killed the Peloton record!

“There’s real encouraging signs with. He can now jog on the Alter-G and is walking OK without any real discomfort whereas the description he gave for quite a long time was that it felt like he had a piece of Lego stuck under his sock and walking on that, which can’t be very comfortable.”

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Coventry City will be hoping to welcome Godden back to full fitness as soon as possible as they look to maintain their Championship status.

The club currently sit in 20th place, three points clear of the relegation zone. Mark Robins’s side are enduring a difficult run of form having not won any of their last five games.