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Coventry City have completed a deal to sign former Birmingham City goalkeeper Lee Camp on a short-term deal.
Camp has been a free-agent since leaving Birmingham City at the end of the 2019/20 season, after spending two years with the club.
The experienced shot-stopper made 86 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, and will be looking to find a new club at the earliest of opportunities.
Coventry City were seemingly keen to add to their squad heading into the hectic festive period, with Camp being a potential transfer target.
The Sky Blues are currently sat 21st in the Championship table, and will be eager to put together a positive run of results in the near future.
But would Camp be a good signing by Coventry City, and is he needed?
It’s an ideal stop-gap.
With Marosi out for some time, Coventry urgently need to fill the void and bringing in someone like Lee Camp who comes with a wealth of EFL experience looks a sensible option.
It’s fair to say Camp is reaching the latter end of his career and is not the same player he once was in his prime, but he’ll be able to fill in when required at the Sky Blues and offer a good solution as Marosi recovers from injury.
Camp is a presence in-between the sticks and offers leadership qualities which could also prove beneficial to what is a youthful Coventry City side.
This makes sense.
I really like this move from a Coventry perspective.
It’s an area in which the Sky Blues need some more reinforcements and while Camp isn’t the most exciting signing in the world, he’s a player that has a huge amount of experience at this level.
He’s had his ups and downs in the past but he’s a pretty safe pair of hands and they should be able to land him pretty cheaply.
This is unlikely to go down as the sort of signing that keeps the Sky Blues up but it could end up an important move.
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Of course, it’s needed.
Marko Marosi’s injury means Coventry are now short in the goalkeeper department and getting in cover for that area as soon as possible is a big issue that Mark Robins needs to solve as quickly as he can.
Camp is a player with good experience at this level and will do a job with him available on a free so, in this situation, he ticks plenty of boxes.
Marosi’s injury is a real shame but the Sky Blues must now react and get something sorted.