Coventry City boss Mark Robins has explained why he replaced Dujon Sterling at half-time during their 3-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
The right-back was considered one of the summer’s most promising signings when he made a loan move from Chelsea to the Sky Blues.
But on Saturday he failed to impress, being at fault for the Gas’ first goal as they raced into a 3-0 lead.
Robins subsequently revealed to Coventry Live post-match that he may have taken him off earlier would it not have shattered the player’s confidence.
He said: “You try to keep going to half time because you don’t want to kill people; young players and what have you.
“And today aside, Dujon has done OK.
“He slipped for the first one and it looks awful, it looks poor and then Willis has left it and they have run through and got the bump on him and he scores.
“We get chances like that and the keeper makes a save. That’s just the way it is at the minute.”