Coventry City boss remaining hopeful he can land Pompey's Conor Chaplin

Mark Robins remains optimistic he can land Conor Chaplin.Â

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 2:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 4:04 pm
Conor Chaplin. Picture: Joe Pepler

But the Coventry boss admitted he's waiting for Pompey to sign a striker before he can lure the Worthing talent to the Ricoh Arena. 

It is anticipated Chaplin could move to the Sky Blues if Kenny Jackett can bring a new marksman to Fratton Park. 

Pompey were chasing Mo Eisa from Cheltenham but he joined Bristol City on Monday '“ meaning any potential Chaplin's switch has been put on ice. 

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Conor Chaplin. Picture: Joe Pepler

Robins is still keen to bring the Blues Academy graduate to Coventry as Marc McNulty's replacement.

And the manager is remaining '˜sort of calm' about the situation.

When asked whether a move for Chaplin or another striker was in the offing, Robins told the Coventry Telegraph: '˜Not at the moment, but hopefully we'll have some news soon.

'˜We are still waiting for other things to happen, other bits and pieces but that's where we are.

'˜I'm sort of calm.

'˜We need to get some goals, so I need to do something.

'˜I will definitely do something but it might have to be that we change tack.

'˜I don't know yet, but we definitely need to do something.'

He added: '˜It depends who's available and what's what.

'˜We have our specific targets in mind and we just have to wait and see if they fall into place.

'˜If not then I have got others I might pursue afterwards, but it's all part of that process.'