Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

Do City need to be loan arrangers?

Do City need to be loan arrangers?

Coventry City's transfer dealings since the start of the season have been minimal, hindered of course by the embargo that was in place for the latter part of last year.

All around them in the Championship however, clubs are making use of the loan market to boost promotion or play-off hopes or help to avoid the drop.

Sheffield Wednesday for instance are set to seal a deal for striker Craig Beattie from West Brom, to join Chelsea starlet Ben Sahar and Sunderland midfielder Graham Kavanagh at Hillsborough.

New Southampton boss Nigel Pearson moved quickly after his appointment last week to snap up Ian Pearce from Fulham while loan players have also given definite boosts to the likes of Barnsley and QPR.

While the Sky Bues are going down the right road with a focus on younger players, the current squad looks stale, especially in midfield and up front, the purchases of Scott Dann and Dan Fox having freshened up the defence.

We have been down the road of too many loan signings in the past but one or two choice captures could provide the spark that is needed to finally end thoughts of relegation.

What's your opinion? Add a comment below or vote in the new poll on Vital Coventry.

***Update*** Quoted on Thursday, manager Chris Coleman has said: "We do have the opportunity to bring people in and I would like to because I want to add a bit of balance to the squad as we have a lot of left-sided players, which is very unusual."

Writer:CCFC
Date:Wednesday February 27 2008
Time: 12:38PM

Comments

0
I like loan signings to be with a view to a permanent deal rather than just allowing Premier League players to get experience or match practice. Somebody like Liam Miller of Sunderland could be decent, he is just back from injury and has been told he can leave in the summer.
Rugby Sky Blue
27/02/2008 12:41:00
0
need some help in midfield
roberts
27/02/2008 17:26:00
0
liam miller will be good and we need a striker
con_ccfc
28/02/2008 20:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

The Unexpected is Always Expected at CCFC

Chesterfield defeat all too predictable

Stats: Chesterfield v Coventry City

All the stats from Chesterfield (1) vs (0) Coventry City, Proact Stadium, 14 January 2017, 15:00 Att: 5,896

Six-Pointer for City

Chesterfield and Coventry City meet on Saturday afternoon in a League One fixture of vital importance at the foot of the League One table.

Although they are below their opponents in the relegat

EFL Trophy Quarter Finals - Full Draw (12/1/17)

The draw for the Quarter Finals of this season's EFL Trophy took place earlier today.

Archived Vital Coventry Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

CCFC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Can Russell Slade Save City
Suggested By: Editor
Yes: Mid-Table Beckons42%
Yes: A Last-Day Escape5%
No: We'll Improve But Not Enough19%
No: We're Sinking Fast34%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 25 8 7 10 31 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 27 7 4 16 25 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Northampton Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : AFC Wimbledon (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Gillingham (H)
Sky Bet League One
Vital Football Comment