Coventry City - Championship transfers: sought-after strikers
UK time is: 17:40:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Championship transfers: sought-after strikers

Strongly linked with a host of clubs since the end of last season including West Ham United and Leicester City, Peterborough United's Craig Mackail-Smith made a rather surprise move on Monday when opting to join Posh's fellow Championship newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion.

'He is a player that we can build our team around, which is why I was so keen to bring him here,' Seagulls boss Gus Poyet told his club's website.

'And one of the most pleasing aspects for me is that we have signed him despite interest from some other big, big teams.'

The fact that Brighton were prepared to push the boat out so much for Mackail-Smith shows that strikers who guarantee goals remain a sought-after commodity at all levels of the goal.

Bristol City are fighting hard to keep their star man Nicky Maynard in the face of interest from Southampton, Nottingham Forest and the ever-present Leicester, who also wanted the Sky Blues' Marlon King.

Ipswich have spent 1.5m on Michael Chopra and also had a big bid turned down for Billy Sharp of Doncaster Rovers while Birmingham have snapped up King and Inverness hotshot Adam Rooney.

For the Sky Blues, the loss of King will be keenly felt no matter how much faith manager Andy Thorn has in those attacking players who remain at the club.

Lukas Jutkiewicz and Gary McSheffrey especially will be expected to step up and score their fair share but the feeling persists that City will need to find another striker if they are to come close to making a challeng at the right end of the table.




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:Monday July 4 2011

Time: 9:07PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

City Are Back, City Are Back (Wednesday July 1 2015)

Defender Agrees Sky Blues Switch (Tuesday June 30 2015)

City Set To Reveal New Kit (Sunday June 28 2015)

If...Coventry City Transfers (Thursday June 25 2015)

Sky Blues Target Back To Full Fitness (Wednesday June 24 2015)

City Extend Season Ticket Deadline (Wednesday June 24 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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Bury 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Fleetwood 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Sharp For Murphy?
Sheff Utd : 01/07/2015 17:31:01
Hess Will Thrive
Gillingham : 01/07/2015 17:21:00
Signing Number Two Announced Tomorrow
Walsall : 01/07/2015 17:15:00
Edinburgh On The Lookout
Gillingham : 01/07/2015 17:14:01
Latics Linked With Hal Robson-Kanu
Wigan : 01/07/2015 13:24:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which 'New' Away Game Are You Looking Forward To?
Suggested By:  Editor
Blackpool 10%
Burton Albion 38%
Bury 0%
Millwall 23%
Shrewsbury Town 7%
Southend United 15%
Wigan Athletic 7%