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Sky Blues secure new loan signing

25 September 2012

James Bailey signs three-month loan deal with City from Derby County

Coventry City have signed James Bailey on a three-month loan deal from Derby County.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Rams in May 2010 from Crewe Alexandra, can play in midfield or at right-back.

He is the fourth addition to the squad since Mark Robins took over as manager last Wednesday.

The Sky Blues manager said: “I am very pleased that we have been able to bring James to the club.

“He has a lot of qualities and we believe he will be a good addition for us as he can play in a couple of positions and is a very good passer of the ball.

“Not only that, he will put his foot in and will land on second balls too. I’ve seen a lot of him over the past 18 months to two years and we are looking forward to working with him.”

Bailey, who will be available for tomorrow night’s Capital One Cup tie with Arsenal, started his career with Crewe and made his debut as a 19-year-old. 

He made more than 50 first team appearances for Crewe before being snapped up by Derby, where he has chalked up 62 appearances in two seasons, winning their Young Player of the Season award in 2010/11.

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