Coventry City - Deadline day: Sky Blues to go down loan route?
UK time is: 23:21:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Deadline day: Sky Blues to go down loan route?

Deadline day passed quietly for Coventry City, no new faces coming in to the Ricoh Arena and only Leon McKenzie departing after being offered a deal until the end of the season by Charlton Athletic.

Having opted not to follow the path of loan signings for most of last season, the Sky Blues will now have to do so if they want reinforcements before January, adding to the earlier signings of Jack Cork and his Chelsea team-mate Patrick van Aanholt.

No-one is questioning the quality that the Stamford Bridge youngsters have but they are unlikely to become permanent City players unless the club made it back into the Premier League, a distant prospect at present.

To that end it is a shame to see the policy of buying players from the lower divisions who were hungry to improve, looks to have been ditched.

Scott Dann, Daniel Fox and Keiren Westwood all arrived this way and as well as being key players last season, Dann and Fox generated healthy profits when sold on.

Now City look to have abandoned a clear transfer policy in favour of a mixed bag of loan signings and journeymen, if the reports linking them with the likes of Chris Killen and Hameur Bouazza on deadline day were near the truth.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 1 2009

Time: 7:05PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

Coventry - FSF's May Newsletter (Friday May 29 2015)

CCFC: Sky Blues Youngsters Sign Up (Wednesday May 27 2015)

League One Odds: 2015/16 (Tuesday May 26 2015)

CCFC: Pre-Season Takes Shape (Monday May 25 2015)

Striker Agrees Coventry City Deal (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 6

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Walsall 46 14 17 15 -4 59
15. Oldham 46 14 15 17 -13 57
16. Scunthorpe 46 14 14 18 -13 56
17. Coventry 46 13 16 18 -11 55
18. Port Vale 46 15 9 22 -10 54
19. Colchester 46 14 10 22 -19 52
20. Crewe 46 14 10 22 -32 52

Breaking League News

Competition for places
Crewe : 29/05/2015 23:16:01
Ipswich Pre-Season Friendly
Colchester : 29/05/2015 20:11:00
Watson Links Up With Sheringham
Colchester : 29/05/2015 20:07:01
No Return For Former Spurs Loanee
Colchester : 29/05/2015 20:04:00
Defender Wanted
Colchester : 29/05/2015 20:02:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which City Loanee Has Impressed Most?
Suggested By:  Editor
Jamie Jones 3%
Matthew Pennington 35%
Sanmi Odelusi 4%
Luke Williams 3%
Dominic Samuel 55%