FWIW - Our View Of The Three Trialists

Last updated : 23 January 2017 By CNS Sport

Not that supporter opinions or anyone else's counts for much when it comes to matters Coventry City as those in charge will always do what they want anyway, but for what its worth, here are our opinions on how the three trialists did for Coventry City U23's this afternoon.


Certainly added some height and muscle to City's midfield as skipper Darragh Leahy found when he bounced off the former QPR midfielder when they both went in for a challenge.

Diakite might need a few games to get match fit but his distribution was good and it was clear that he reads the game well.

Better than what City have already? Yes, his strength in midfield could serve City well.


The former Cardiff City youngster showed a good work rate, challenged well and had showed some good vision in the centre of midfield. Got booked for a petty foul but did not stop him putting in a decent performance for the ninety plus minutes he played.

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Better than what City have already? Did not really see much difference between him and say Gael Bigirimana or Ben Stevenson. If Stevenson does get sold in this transfer window then he could be a useful replacement.


Played on the right wing for the first half and showed that he was not frightened to put in a cross or get in a shot if the chance arose which it did in the tenth minute of the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.

Moved inside in the second half as he was becoming isolated but received no service and it was no surprise that he was substituted with eleven minutes left.

Better than what City have already? There is certainly something about him, showing good feet but could he do it week in week out in League One or League Two, I'd need to see him in a few more games before I could come to a decision on him.




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