Sky Blues secure midfielder signing

Mon 06 Aug 2012
Author: Kieran Crowley

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Coventry City have announced the signing of Adam Barton from Preston North End...

Coventry City have signed highly-rated midfielder Adam Barton for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has joined the Sky Blues on a three-year-deal from Preston North End.

The young midfielder, who has been capped by Northern Ireland, has played more than 50 games for Preston after making his debut as a 19-year-old.

A string of other clubs have shown interest in Barton which made it all the more pleasing for City manager Andy Thorn to land him.

He said: “This is a great signing for us. Adam is a big talent and we think he can do extremely well for us. We’ve brought in a really good blend of younger players and experience so far this summer and Adam is another very good addition.

“He’s attracted a lot of attention from other clubs but we have sold to him what a fantastic opportunity this is for him and that he will be given a chance to shine here at Coventry.

“We can’t wait to get him linking up with the other boys and getting him some games under his belt.”

Meanwhile the club has confirmed it will not be signing Brazilian striker Bruno Cazarine after his spell with the Sky Blues – but will be looking at several more players on trial before the season kicks off at Yeovil.

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