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Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray continues search for Reda Johnson replacement

Steve Carpenter 10th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SEARCH for a replacement for Reda Johnson continues this week with manager Tony Mowbray hoping to make a signing ahead of this Saturday’s clash away at Colchester.

Johnson had been a key member of Mowbray’s side this season with the Sky Blues recording five clean sheets in his 12 appearances and he has also chipped in at the other end with two goals.

Mowbray is looking to draft in a like-for-like replacement with some media reports suggesting that former fans’ favourite Ben Turner could be in line for a move back to the Ricoh Arena.

There are funds to bring in a permanent replacement but Mowbray is reluctant to ‘splash the cash’ until he has found the right defender.

Speaking after Saturday’s defeat, he confirmed: “As we know, Reda Johnson is a huge miss for this football club and we’re finding it pretty tough to find the right player to come in and replace him.

“We’re looking everywhere and trying to find the right player to come in and help us defend those situations much better than we currently are.

“The search will continue and hopefully we’ll have found the right player before the Colchester game.”

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