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Guess who might be coming to City... No, it's not Messi!

Byline: Andy Turner

COVENTRY City boss Tony Mowbray is considering a move for former Nottingham Forest and Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson. The Telegraph understands that the Sky Blues have the 30-year-old on their radar to potentially come in to plug one of the centre-half gaps in the team.

A quick, composed and aerially dominant centre-back, Wilson is a free agent after being released from the City Ground where he completed a second spell with his home town club, having won two titles with Scottish giants Celtic in-between. Wilson and City are understood to have had talks about a move to the Ricoh Arena which would suit the 6ft 2 inch tall defender in terms of location, although he may have to compromise on wages.

The only concern from Coventry's point of view might be the player's injury record, the defender having played 17, 25 and 13 games in the last three seasons during which he suffered a serious back problem that required surgery, although he played 50 times in his last season with Celtic.

He started his career with Notts County, before moving to Preston North End in 2006. Forest signed him one year later for PS300,000 and he moved to Celtic in 2011 on a free transfer. But two years later he re-signed for Championship Forest for a fee of PS2.5million.


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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 28, 2016
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