How we can add to the squad

Wed 07 Aug 2013
Author: Nick Connoll

Development director Steve Waggott explains adding to the squad within the constraints of a transfer embargo

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley started the process of strengthening his side on Tuesday with the acquisition of free-agent striker Mathieu Manset on a one-year deal with an additional one-year option.

Manset is the first new face through City's doors for the 2013/14 season following administration and a transfer embargo.

Sky Blues development director Steve Waggott explained how the club can bring in new players whilst operating under embargo.

He said: "According to the rules of the Football League and Financial Fair Play you can be subject to a transfer embargo but still be able to make adjustments to your squad.

"The Football League operates a policy of one player out and one player in, therefore the departure of Cody McDonald in the summer enables us to bring in a replacement.

"There are, however, certain conditions to any transfer business being done to ensure that clubs are not increasing their financial risk in their acquisition of new players.

"To ensure that, the Football League insists that any player brought in can only be on a maximum 75% of the wages that the departed player was on.

"Given that condition, it is crucial that we make the best possible use of this opportunity. Steven Pressley has been working tirelessly to identify the kind of targets that he feels will add depth to his squad for this season and I will work equally hard in trying to get his targets through the door in a manner that fits in with Football League rules."

    Related Articles

    • PRESS WATCH: "I would like to push deals through in the next 48 hours so we can get them to training." Coventry City's Steven Pressley

      PRESS WATCH: "I would... 1 hours 53 mins ago
      The Sky Blues boss also told the Coventry Telegraph that loan deals look the most likely deals to happen before the window closes...

    • Coventry City's fixture with Bradford City will now be played on Tuesday, March 10th

      Coventry City's fixture... 2 hours 18 mins ago
      The tickets offer for this game will still stand despite the fixture change which includes a buy one get one free offer...

    • "We showed resilience and mental toughness against Huddersfield, but we have to keep that going." Coventry City's Jason Farndon

      "We showed resilience... 4 hours 34 mins ago
      The Under-18s manager also talked about Luke Bromley, Reece Ford and Dan Smith...

    • TICKETS: Coventry City vs Rochdale tickets now on general sale!

      TICKETS: Coventry City vs... 5 hours 23 mins ago
      Get your tickets for the Sky Blues' home clash against Rochdale as they go onto general sale...

    • "A number of clubs after me, but it was a no brainer to come here and start getting us up the table." Coventry City's Jamie Jones

      "A number of clubs after... 9 hours 53 mins ago
      The stopper was also pleased with his debut against Yeovil but is eager for the Sky Blues to start climbing the table...

    • "We're not scoring enough goals at the moment. It is a problem going through the club." - Coventry City's Darren Murray

      "We're not scoring... 1 day ago
      The City coach wants to see a response to the result from the Under-21s players and has bemoaned the lack of goals...