City closing in on centre forward

Last updated : 06 January 2012 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City manager Andy Torn has confirmed he and Steve Waggot are closing in on signing on loan a centre forward to help score some goals in a bid to maintain the club''s Championship survival.

The un-named centre forward is thought to be a startlet from one of the Premier League''s bigger clubs for whom competitive match practise will be of benefit to Coventry City, his parent club and the player.

For the deal to come off though Andy Thorn needs to free up some cash and to do that he needs to offload players. The players involved are Freddy Eastwood, James McPake and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Thorn does not want to lose Jutkiewicz, but his sale will generate substantial funds in fees as well as savings on wages. McPake would also command a fee as he has a year left on his contract, but he and Eastwood could be loaned out which would free up their wages which could be used to pay for a loan player.

At his weekly press conference ahead of the FA Cup game with Southampton, Thorn said, “I had a meeting with Steve Waggott yesterday and he’s got a list of what I would like and he has assured me the club are working hard to do it.

“There is one in particular that I would like and I am hoping that comes off and keeping my fingers crossed that it happens before Saturday. I’m told we are very close now and if we get that done it will be great because it will give me what we’ve been looking for up front.

“I have got to free some money up and hopefully I will be able to use that. I’ve told James that if I can get someone in then I will allow him to go out, whether that be on loan of permanent, but there are no arguments between us.”