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Two in and one out for Sky Blues on deadline day

Coventry Editorial 3rd Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

IT PROVED to be a busy end to the January transfer window for the Sky Blues as two players came in to bolster Steven Pressley’s squad.

Winger Blair Turgott joined the League One club on a short term deal until the end of the season after being released from West Ham United.

The 20-year-old, who has scored ten goals across four different age levels for England, is hoping to progress his career at the Ricoh Arena having previously enjoyed loan spells at this level for Bradford and Colchester.

“I can’t wait to get going,” he told the club’s official website. “I want to get some games under my belt and push on.

“I’ve played a lot of Under-21’s football and whilst it is good for your development, I’m now at a stage where I need to step up, be a man in the big wide world and get my career back on track.

“League One is tight and hopefully a few wins will push us forward. The manager has given me a chance here and I want to be able to repay him.

“I want to show that I’m good enough for a longer contract and that’s my aim going forward.”

The Sky Blues have also drafted in highly rated forward Luke Williams on an emergency loan deal until the end of the season from Middlesbrough.

The 21-year-old came through the ranks at the Riverside and has already made 34 appearances, scoring two goals, for his hometown club.

Williams impressed during a loan spell with Scunthorpe United earlier this season where he scored two goals in six appearances at Glanford Park.

And Pressley feels Williams will provide another valuable option for his side going forward.

He said: “As I’ve said in recent weeks, I want to see my side score more goals and I’m sure by bringing Luke in until the end of the season, it will help us achieve that aim.

“He is another young and hungry player that will bring good energy to the squad.”

Danny Swanson was the only player to leave the Ricoh after agreeing to join Scottish Premiership side St. Johnstone on loan until June 30.

The 28-year-old has struggled to break into Pressley’s first team since joining last summer and has agreed to a move north of the border to gain regular football.

Pressley added: “After speaking with Danny, he expressed a desire to go out on loan to find regular first-team football.

“We wish him every success during his loan period at St. Johnstone.”

Danny Swanson has left the Sky Blues on a loan deal until the summer. 34.014.008.cov.jm21

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