Coventry City look set to sign a highly rated defender, but he won’t be joining the Sky Blues until the summer.
Coventry Live is reporting that Ayr United’s talented twenty-three-year-old centre-half Michael Rose has entered into a pre-contract agreement to join the League One outfit in the summer.
Rose, who started his career at Aberdeen, is out of contract at the end of the season and is therefore allowed to speak to other clubs in January.
He has made twenty-seven appearances this campaign scoring two goals. His performances have helped the Honest Men to second place in the Scottish Championship. Rose has made ninety-one appearances in total since arriving at Somerset Park in 2016 and was a member of the squad that won promotion from League One last season. He is a right-footed centre-back who can also play at right-back.
Coventry Live are also suggesting that Mark Robbins is close to completing a loan deal for a forward. Robbins is hoping the new player will be available to make his debut at the Ricoh Arena on 2nd February against Gillingham.
He told Coventry Live: “The one that we have ready to come in still isn’t with us, but we will be looking to do that after the 26th and hopefully it will be concluded before the window closes.”
“But again, things could change on that but it’s someone we have been looking at for a while, and hopefully we can get it done.”
If the deal goes through the new signing will be sure to get a noisy welcome as the Gillingham game will be Coventry City’s second annual Community Day with the club slashing ticket prices for advanced purchases and donating 12000 tickets to local schools. 22,000 tickets have so far been snapped up in what is a great community initiative by the club.
On the face of it, this looks like a shrewd piece of business by the Sky Blues. Rose will join them in the summer after another full season under his belt. Robbins is still looking to strengthen. Apart from the loan signing of Bright Enobakhare from Wolves, things have been a little quiet in the window for Coventry supporters as the club look to consolidate their position in League One. They will be hoping for more good news before the window closes.