Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:32 pm
Coventry City have agreed to sign former Sunderland forward Roy O'Donovan on a three-year-deal.
The 24-year-old, who is a former Sky Blues trainee, has passed a medical and will join the club on July 1.
The Irishman established himself in the League of Ireland with Cork City, where his honours included a league title, golden boot and a nomination for Soccer Writers Association of Ireland (SWAI) player of the year.
Having scored 31 goals from 74 league appearances, he moved to Roy Keane's Sunderland in 2006.
He made 17 appearances for the Black Cats before enjoying a series of loan spells, including at Hartlepool, where he scored nine goals in 15 appearances at the end of last season.
Manager Aidy Boothroyd said: "As soon as I arrived, I saw that we needed competition for places in attack and Roy is champing at the bit to be a success here.
"His opportunities at Sunderland were restricted but there is no doubting he can mark his mark on the Championship.
"He follows Gary McSheffrey by returning to club he was at during his youth, and we're steadily building the foundation of a strong, driven squad."
O'Donovan is Boothroyd's third signing, after deals to capture McSheffrey and Irish left-back Stephen O'Halloran were agreed.
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