Scoring goals has not been a problem for Coventry City this campaign, as the club has managed 52 goals, which is one of the best in the division, from the opening 24 matches. It is because of conceding 42 goals in these matches that they find themselves quite far-off from the play-off position. Coventry are 11th in the table just after New Year’s day and they are six points behind the final play-off position. The possibility of getting promoted back to the Championship still remains a distinct possibility, but manager Steven Pressley is looking to improve the attack even further to ensure that it remains the case.
Pressley has said that he is looking to sign at least two attackers, while also adding one defender to the squad. He has said that five players would be ideal additions, but it will be difficult to make the signings. Pressley says that he has been looking at videos of several players and he expects something concrete to be done over the next few weeks. Even if the club do not sign an attacker between now and the end of January, Coventry may sign at least one defender. Danny Seaborne has been linked heavily with the club and Pressly says that the club are close to agreeing a deal with Yeovil Town.
“Ideally we’d either like to sign two strikers, or one striker and a wide player, so we are trying, we really are. It’s a really aggressive market in January and it makes it very difficult because whenever you inquire about somebody you are one of five looking at the player. I was in on Tuesday looking at a lot of footage of players and Steve Waggott was making a lot of inquires but as yet there’s nothing concrete,” said Pressley on Thursday.