LATEST UPDATE : Coventry City boss discusses replacing ‘incredible’ Callum O’Hare as Gus Hamer point made

Coventry City transfer news from CoventryLive as Mark Robins delivers an update on Callum O’Hare’s future and his intentions to fill the vacuum left by the 10-goal midfielder if he goes for free this summer. Mark Robins has identified a vital area for Coventry City to enhance in the summer transfer window, while also providing an update on Callum O’Hare’s future.

The popular attacking midfielder had his best season in five years with the Sky Blues, scoring ten goals for the first time in his senior career, including doubles against Midland rivals Birmingham and Leicester, as well as an FA Cup brace against Sheffield Wednesday.

However, Saturday’s season-ending match at home to QPR (12.30pm kick-off) appears to be the 26-year-old’s final appearance for the club he soon fell in love with after joining from Aston Villa, and where the fans have taken him into their hearts. The out-of-contract player has been offered new terms, but has so far declined to sign and appears to be leaving as a free agent. Although he is focused on finishing the season with a strong performance and result, Robins is keeping an eye on his summer recruits, admitting: “We need more goals from midfield, and with what appears to be Callum leaving, we are looking at that and what comes next.

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“But who knows, Callum might flip around at the end of the season, though I doubt it, and declare he wants to stay. But we do not know yet. It’s one of those things where we can hope, but whatever happens, we’ll try to improve where we can, and those are the things Adi (Viveash) and I have discussed in terms of what we can do, what we have in the building, and how we’re going to approach things and shift our focus.

“I don’t want to give too much away, but we’re well on track, so our thoughts are focused. To be fair, we need a break, so we’ll take a holiday, but otherwise we’ll be working.

“Throughout the summer.” When told that O’Hare is unlikely to receive the same amount of love and affection from Sky Blues fans at any other club, the manager responded: “I think the Coventry supporters have been great with every player. Certain players have captured their hearts and will remain there.

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“Certainly that’s the case with Callum, who has been phenomenal over the last four or five years, and it’s due to his personality. When people meet him, they see the same exuberant personality that he has on the pitch. He’s a wonderful guy who has done tremendous things for the football team.

“But he will miss the supporters, as do all of the players who leave here. I mean, I believe Gus (Hamer) has spent more time here than he has at Sheffield United, watching games and such. So Callum will miss it completely, as will everyone else, or 99.9 percent of them. I was thinking about Viktor (Gyokeres) there, and I don’t think he will since he is so focused on what he’s doing. But we have exceptional supporters who will undoubtedly carry you along, which is what makes this club so wonderful.”

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