Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed in his pre-match press conference that former England international Joe Cole is set to extend his loan stay at the Ricoh Arena, reports ClubCall.
The 34-year-old, who was capped 56 times by England, joined the Sky Blues on an initial one month loan deal that shocked fans and the media alike, but has struggled with his fitness.
He has played three times for Mowbray’s men, scoring a spectacular free kick against Barnsley, but the former Celtic and Middlesbrough manager wants to extend his day until January.
Mowbray said in his weekly press conference: ‘I’m having a meeting with Joe this afternoon and it’s about putting a plan together. We’ll probably forget about him for this weekend and get him into a position where he can just play.’
‘We’ll build up his resistance and get him playing. I think the extension is all agreed to take him to January 3. He hasn’t put pen to paper yet but he’s about to.’
Coventry have had a terrific start to the season and currently find themselves second in League One after picking up 34 points from their opening 17 league games. They have won 10 times this season, including the last three on the bounce.
They host top-of-the-table Gillingham on Saturday, and Mowbray’s men will be looking to go top as it is only the Gills’ slightly superior goal difference separating the duo at the moment.
Coventry fans…what do you make of the news? Are you happy that Cole will stay with you until January? How big an impact has he had while he’s been at the club? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!