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Steven Pressley on Leon Clarke situation

27 January 2014

The City manager has confirmed the club has rejected a second offer for the Sky Blues striker....

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has reiterated the club will only do a deal for striker Leon Clarke if it is right for the club. 

The City striker has scored 18 goals this season, forming an effective partnership with Callum Wilson to ensure City are the second-highest scorers in League One.

Clarke is a 'major doubt' for tomorrow's trip to Leyton Orient with a foot injury sustained during the second half in the 4-0 defeat at Arsenal. 

The striker handed in a transfer request after the 2-2 draw with Crawley Town but Pressley has said Clarke will only leave the club if it is right for the Sky Blues.

The City boss said: "We know Leon wants to go and when he handed in the transfer request, he made that very clear to everyone at the club.

"When a player wants to go and he is not being let go, he is going to be frustrated. We will only do a deal if it is right for the football club and we have to ensure that happens.

"He will only move on, on our terms. He is contracted to the club for another 18 months and he has to respect that. 

"The current situation is that we've had a second offer in from him but it didn't meet our valuation so it could go right to the wire with Leon." 


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