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Lee Carsley joins Sky Blues

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:46 am
by dutchman
Midfielder Lee Carsley has agreed to join Coventry City on a one-year deal and he will be in the squad to face Walsall in a friendly tomorrow.
Carsley, 36, will return to the Sky Blues from Birmingham City, whom he helped get promoted back to the Premier League.

He played for Coventry City between 2000 and 2002 after starting his career at Derby County before joining Blackburn Rovers.

After leaving Highfield Road, he went on to have a successful spell with Everton before signing for Birmingham City.

Sky Blues manager Aidy Boothroyd said he was delighted to bring the experienced midfielder to the Ricoh Arena.

He said: "Lee has a track record as a winner. He is a leader and has played at the highest level and knows what is required to win on a regular basis.

"Any good team needs a balance of talent, experience, physical presence, pace and, obviously, footballing ability. I want Lee to be the glue that binds the team together because he has all of those."

Carsley is the fifth new signing at the Ricoh Arena so far this summer following the arrival of Gary McSheffrey, Roy O'Donovan, Stephen O'Halloran and Richard Keogh.

Re: Lee Carsley joins Sky Blues

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:10 pm
by ironskyblue
This could well be the most inspired signing seen at this club since Dennis Wise and Donny Hutchison. It has been said over and over again that we've needed some serious experience in our midfield and also some real quality in there too, which we haven't had since Wise if we're looking properly. What I'm hoping to see out of this is finally, we'll have a midfield that can create oppurtunities and break up play. If we can get a striker in now who can score goals, we're on for a good season in my humble opinion.

Re: Lee Carsley joins Sky Blues

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:46 pm
by PoundShopPeter
Definitely a welcome signing. Hope he steers clear of injuries - also hope the new look team gels quickly.