KARL Robinson hopes to see opposite number Steve Cotterill back on the touchline soon.

The Shrewsbury Town boss will watch tonight’s clash with Oxford United from afar as he continues his recovery from a severe case of coronavirus, which was followed by Covid-pneumonia.

Cotterill, 56, had two spells in hospital earlier this year and spent time in intensive care, with No 2 Aaron Wilbraham standing in.

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But the ex-Bristol City boss still has an input and United head coach Robinson is pleased his counterpart is on the right track.

He said: “It’s great that Steve’s getting well, that’s more important than football.

“People know how much he loves the game and how much he’ll want to be back.

“He’ll still have a big role in the performance and the half-time team talk.

“It’s a positive for Shrewsbury, Steve and his family that he’s out of hospital and everything seems to be going in the right direction.”