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Coventry City in talks over fresh contract agreement with 2019 arrival



Coventry City are in talks with forward Matt Godden over a potential new deal that would see him commit his future to the Sky Blues, according to The Sun on Sunday (26/09/21, p63).

It has been an excellent start to the season for Coventry and their impressive 3-0 win against Peterborough United on Friday took them into the top two in the Championship. That was before Saturday’s result dropped them back down to third.

Godden has played an important role in the squad during the start of the campaign but he has largely had to settle for a place on the bench. That has seen him make one start in the Championship and a further four appearances as a substitute.

The forward’s only league goal of the season so far came during the Sky Blues’ 2-1 win against Reading last month. That suggests that although the form of Viktor Gyökeres has been keeping him out of the team he remains a key member of the squad.

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According to the latest report from The Sun on Sunday (26/09/21, p63), the Sky Blues want to hand him a new deal now as his current contract is set to expire next summer.

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It is believed that talks are underway with Godden over a new contract and the hope will be that they can come to an agreement on terms as soon as possible.

The verdict

This is a very smart move by Coventry because Godden is a player that they need to be keeping in and around their squad really.

The 30-year-old is a very useful player for them to have to call upon and he can make a difference for them off the bench in particular.

Gyökeres’ form at the start of the campaign means that it has been difficult for Godden to get into Robins’ side.

However, if you are to have a chance of challenging for the play-offs in the Championship you need that depth and level of competition in the squad.

Godden has been a consistent player for the Sky Blues during his time with the club and his 14 league goals in the 2019/20 season were crucial to taking Coventry back into the Championship.

He also found the net six times last term to help keep the Sky Blues in the English second tier and therefore Robins knows that he can rely on him to perform when he needs him.

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