UK time is: 05:28:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

City deny deadline day departures

Having earmarked Clive Platt down for a deadline day loan move to Norwich City, the local press reported later on Wednesday that the striker would be staying to fight a relegation battle rather than helping with a promotion push.

'He's going nowhere,' caretaker boss Andy Thorn told the Coventry Telegraph.

'We are absolutely down to the bare bones and cannot afford to let anyone out at this stage of the season.'

Thorn will be without Richard Wood for the next six weeks due to injury but despite his bullish statement about Platt, cannot be 100% certain there will be no departures given what the Telegraph has described as a 'growing financial crisis' at the Ricoh Arena.

The caretaker manager has made a positive impression since taking charge despite failing to end the club's winless run and he has been backed by Michael McIndoe who feels City's players have been given more freedom to express themselves in the last couple of games.

That still needs to be translated into wins on the pitch however and despite McIndoe's claims that it was 'very stange' to be frozen out under Aidy Boothroyd, the former boss was hardly being bombarded with calls to bring the winger back into his side.

As with his teammates, the Scot must now give everything to the battle to beat the drop and perhaps even saving the club from the financial abyss.




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



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

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 23 2011

Time: 6:29PM

Your Comments

I thought the owners had millions marked down for investment, I liked aidy, he worked hard for us at watford. Makes you worry about our new investors, who admit they have no money! No one gives a *****e about the fans.
Andy710
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

CCFC: A Trio of Popular Old Boys (Tuesday September 23 2014)

Plaudits but no Points for City Again (Monday September 22 2014)

Stats: Rochdale v Coventry City (Sunday September 21 2014)

Can City Bounce Back? (Friday September 19 2014)

Young Scottish Boss Turns Cardiff Down! (Thursday September 18 2014)

Red Card a 'Game Changer' For City (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Iron Test for Sky Blues (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Scunthorpe the Scene of SP's 1st Game (Monday September 15 2014)

McSheffrey Enjoying a New Lease of Life (Sunday September 14 2014)

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 10
2. wolstc 2
3. roberts 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Preston 8 3 4 1 5 13
9. Fleetwood 9 3 4 2 2 13
10. Sheff Utd 8 4 1 3 -1 13
11. Coventry 9 3 3 3 0 12
12. Gillingham 9 3 3 3 -1 12
13. Yeovil 9 3 3 3 -2 12
14. Oldham 9 2 5 2 0 11

Breaking League News

Doncaster : 23/09/2014 22:15:00
Rovers go out after fighting display
Doncaster : 23/09/2014 22:09:00
Sheff Utd : 23/09/2014 21:39:00
DRFC BREAKING: Fulham v Doncaster Roves Teams
Doncaster : 23/09/2014 19:01:00
Crewe close in on defender
Crewe : 23/09/2014 14:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Now City Are Back, Where Will They Finish?
Suggested By:  Editor
Top Two 1%
Play-Offs 66%
Top Half 33%
Bottom Half 0%
Bottom Four 0%