Coventry City sign former Wigan striker Marlon King

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Coventry City sign former Wigan striker Marlon King

Postby dutchman » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:44 pm

Coventry City have signed former Wigan striker Marlon King on a one-year contract, after a spell training with the Championship club.

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The 30-year-old played under Sky Blues boss Aidy Boothroyd at Watford.

"I am very grateful for the chance Coventry City have given me and I look forward to working with Aidy again," King told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

King was jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of sexual assault and was released from prison in July.

The striker was a Wigan player when he was jailed but is now a free agent and has vowed to clear his name.

He has also played for Barnet, Gillingham, Nottingham Forest and had loan spells at Leeds and Hull.

King added: "I will be working hard to repeat the success [Aidy and I] had when we last worked together."

Boothroyd said: "He's been working very hard with us in an attempt to regain his fitness. He has looked sharp in training and in a couple of reserve matches but we will have to assess very carefully when he is ready to step into Championship football.

"When I managed Marlon at Watford, he was a first-class professional and I fully expect that to be the case at Coventry."

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