Jennings on trial at Coventry

Last updated : 11 July 2012 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has given the former Motherwell midfielder Stephen Jennings a trial with a view to signing the 27 year old.

Jennings may play some part in the opening pre-season game of the season on Saturday when Thorn takes his squad to nearby Hinckley United.

Thorn told the CT's Andy Turner: “Steven has joined us for training for a few days so we can have a look at him.”

The  Liverpool born Jennings is more of a defensive midfielder who started his career as a schoolboy with Everton, but started his professional career with with Tranmere for whom he made 140 appearances and scored six goals.

He then moved to Motherwell in 2009 after a short loan spell at Hereford.

Jennings was investigated by police after allegations of "suspicious betting patterns"  on a red card given to Jennings for dissent in December 2010. Jennings was subsequently arrested by the Merseyside Police in October 2011, along with eight other men on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.

In April 2012 the police told Jennings that enquiries had been completed and no further action would be taken. His  legal team said that Jennings had been vindicated as there had been no criminal activity involved.

Jennings is the sort of player that Thorn would like as he has a high work ethic in training and on the field of play. and is a tough, uncompromising tackler.

He was released by Motherwell at the end of last season so is available on a free transfer.