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Coventry City finalise important transfer

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Coventry City have swooped to sign David Stockdale on a temporary basis, with the goalkeeper arriving from Birmingham City on an emergency loan.  

Lee Burge and Liam O’Brien are currently unavailable to the Sky Blues through injury, which has left Mark Robins to turn to the emergency loan market late this week.

Now, the Sky Blues have confirmed the arrival of Stockdale on a seven-day loan deal, which will run through until February 14 initially.

That means Stockdale, who will wear the No.31 shirt for Coventry, could feature on Saturday against Rochdale.

So far this season the goalkeeper has cut a frustrated figure at Birmingham, with Garry Monk freezing him out, despite finishing last year with the former Brighton man as his first choice.

Stockdale has managed only five appearances all season, which came in League One during two emergency loan spells.

The 33-year-old made three appearances for Southend United in September, before adding a further two for Wycombe Wanderers in November.

In those five appearances, Stockdale won three times, keeping one clean sheet.

The Verdict

Coventry needed to act fast due to their goalkeeping problems, with Stockdale a dream addition.

He’s an excellent goalkeeper even at Championship level and has been extremely unlucky to find himself in the position he has at Birmingham.

In terms of emergency loans, this is excellent business from the Sky Blues, whilst Stockdale will be grateful for the opportunity.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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