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2 realistic signings Coventry City should try make before Friday’s 5pm deadline

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Coventry City have started this year’s campaign relatively strongly in the Championship under the management of Mark Robins. 

The Sky Blues are currently sat 18th in the second-tier standings, and will be hoping they can build on some strong performances when they return to action this weekend against Brentford.

Coventry won promotion last season from League One, and wasted no time in adding depth to their squad as they prepared for life back in the Championship.

But there could be room for improvement still, with the summer transfer window closing at 5pm ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.

We take a look at TWO realistic signings that Coventry City should consider making before Friday’s transfer deadline.

Emile Smith Rowe

The Arsenal midfielder is unlikely to get regular game time this season with the Gunners, with manager Mikel Arteta already having stronger options available to him this season.

Smith Rowe spent the second-half of last year’s league campaign on loan with Huddersfield Town, and caught the eye with a number of impressive performances for the Terriers.

The winger made 19 league appearances for Huddersfield, and played a key role as they retained their status as a Championship club for another season.

Coventry City could certainly benefit from signing a player of Smith Rowe’s quality before the summer transfer window closes on Friday evening.

Ryan Yates 

The Nottingham Forest midfielder made 27 league appearances for the Reds last season under the management of Sabri Lamouchi.

But Yates has only made two league starts this season for Forest, as they continue to struggle to find a positive run of results in the Championship.

He has been linked with a move to the likes of Millwall and Middlesbrough (according to The Mirror’s Transfer Blog, 15th September, 10:16am) already in the summer transfer window, and Coventry could benefit from adding depth to their midfield options in the near future, as competition for places is never a bad dilemma to have as a manager.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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