BARNSLEY EYEING SUCCESSIVE WINS AGAINST COVENTRY

English Championship bottom team Barnsley have given themselves a huge lifeline in their bid to escape demotion to League One at the end of this season following their surprising 1-0 home win over Premier League promotion chasers Queens Park Rangers (QPR) last weekend. It was their first win in 14 Championship games and they would be looking to make it two league wins in a row for the first time this season when they take on hosts Coventry City on Saturday.

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DomingosQuina scored a stunning goal to give the Tykes all three points at the expense of West London team QPR. Despite the win over  QPR, Barnsley are six points off safety.
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BARCELONA PLOTTING SHOCK MOVE FOR MAATSEN

Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly eyeing a shock move for Chelsea loanee Ian Maatsen. Chelsea starlet Maatsen is presently on a season-long loan deal to Coventry City in the English Championship. The left-back joined the Sky Blues on loan at the start of the season.

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The shock interest of Barcelona in the Coventry City defender was disclosed by English publication The Sun. Maatsen has been one of the best players at Coventry City this season and he has been able to help the club to contention for a playoff spot at the end of the season. The Sky Blues have spent a lot of weeks in the playoff places this season as far as the English Championship is concerned, but they are in seventh spot at the moment and one point off sixth and the final playoff spot currently occupied by Stoke City. Coventry City have 34 points from 22 games, while Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in fifth and Stoke City in sixth both have 35 points though West London club QPR have played one game less than the likes of Stoke City and Coventry City.
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UNITED GOALKEEPER LINKED WITH JANUARY COVENTRY MOVE

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Although the reports are yet to be confirmed, it looks as though Manchester United’s Young goalkeeper Nathan Bishop is attracting interest from a number of clubs ahead of the January winter transfer window. The young goalkeeper has the aspiration of becoming the starting option for the Red Devils in the future but even though he is still very much young, that could be a rather expensive dream to achieve. Manchester United are famous for always being stocked with sheer quality in the goalkeeping department and this has been evident in the fact that they’ve had the likes of Peter Schmeichel, Edwin van der Sar, and David de Gea over the years.

DE Gea is still at the club and even though he is still considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he still has to battle Dean Henderson for a starting role between the sticks for United. The problem for Bishop now is that United are not the sort of club to totally insist against buying a new goalkeeper in favor of promoting one from the academy and if they keep that in mind as something they would like to continue, then Bishop may just have to find himself another club as soon as possible because the earlier the better for him. Continue reading “UNITED GOALKEEPER LINKED WITH JANUARY COVENTRY MOVE”

CELINA, A TARGET FOR COVENTRY CITY

Dijon attacking midfielder Bersant Celina is a reported target for Coventry City in the English Championship. The Sky Blues interest in Celina was revealed by East Anglia Daily Times (EADT). Celina was a prospect at Premier League champions Manchester City before he moved to continue his club football in the French top flight with Dijon.

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Coventry City and Ipswich Town are interested in signing Celina from Dijon this summer as reported by EADT. Coventry City are in the second tier of club football known as the English Championship, while Ipwsich Town failed to gain promotion from League One to the English Championship last season meaning that they will continue their club football in the third tier.
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BAGGIES EYEING COVENTRY CITY MIDFIELDER

Coventry City midfielder Gustavo Hamer is on the radar of relegated Premier League team West Brom as they prepare for life back in the English Championship in the new season. This is according to report from the stables of the reliable The Athletic.

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It was reported that West Brom are eyeing the Coventry City player as a replacement for Turkish midfielder Okay Yokuslu who will return to Celta Vigo in the Spanish top flight after his loan spell with the Baggies. The ball winner joined West Brom on loan during the winter transfer window as they tried to escape demotion from the English top flight and the Celta Vigo loanee was one of the Baggies’ best players during the second half of the season but he could not lead West Brom to Premier League safety.
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COVENTRY TARGET RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

Coventry City would be hoping to bounce back to winning ways when they travel to the New York Stadium to take on fellow relegation rivals Rotherham United in what’s a big game at the bottom of the English Championship standings.

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Rotherham United and Coventry City are two of the several teams battling to survive demotion to English League One at the end of the season. Others like Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday,Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers are also in the battle to stay in the second tier of club football in England.
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