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Coventry boss rules out move for former Southampton midfielder

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Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has distanced himself from making a move for midfielder Oscar Gobern, who is a free agent following his release by Huddersfield Town.

Gobern left Huddersfield Town this month after four years at the club

Gobern left Huddersfield Town this month after four years at the club

Gobern’s four year stay at the John Smith’s Stadium ended on Monday after the club announced that he would not be handed a contract extension.

The 24-year-old made over 50 appearances for the Terriers since joining from Southampton in 2011, but played only 12 times for Chris Powell’s side last season and is now free to join another club.

Walsall and Coventry have been heavily linked with a move for Gobern, however Sky Blues boss Mowbray has now played down talks of bringing the midfielder to the Ricoh Arena by insisting that he is not interested in the player.

“He’s one of dozens of players that agents forward on to you but not one, as a staff, that we’ve sat and discussed at length or spoken to an agent about,” he told the Coventry Telegraph.

The news leaves Walsall manager Dean Smith free to make an offer for the former England U19 international, should the Saddlers still be interested.

Coventry fans… What do you make of this news? Are you disappointed to learn that your club will not be pursuing Oscar Gobern? Could he have improved your side? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!


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