With the departure of long serving Michael Doyle to Sheffield United, the way is now a little clearer for Sammy Clingan to get a good run in the Coventry City team.
Clingan had been out with a knee injury for over two months, but after a 90 minute training game last week and nearly half an hour as a substitute at QPR on Sunday, he has gone some way to reclaiming his fitness.
Without competition from the departed Doyle, Clingan will be higher up the pecking order in Boothroyd's thinking from now on. He struggled to convince Boothroyd at the beginning of the season and found himself either not picked or on the bench, but that will now change.
Clingan came thought the training game against Cheltenham Town and the QPR game without any trouble which prompted Boothroyd to comment to the CT: "Sammy is fine.
"He took a bit longer than I would have hoped to get him back but he's back now and been training for a couple of weeks and got a good 25 minutes in a really high intensity game against QPR when he looked back to his old self."
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