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Striker Marcus Tudgay signs contract to join Coventry City

29 July 2014

Sky Blues complete the signing of striker Marcus Tudgay on a one-year deal for the upcoming 2014/15 season

Coventry City have completed the signing of striker Marcus Tudgay on a one-year deal subject to Football League and FA approval.

The 31-year-old penned a contract with the Sky Blues after returning from the club's pre-season tour of Italy on Sunday.

The former Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday man has been training with Coventry City following the end of his three-and-a-half-year spell with Forest.

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Tudgay began his career with Derby County where he progressed through the youth ranks before making nearly 100 first team appearances and scoring 17 goals.

His early potential alerted Championship side Wednesday who signed the then 22-year-old in 2006, who then went on to score 48 goals in nearly 200 appearances for the Owls.

A loan spell with Nottingham Forest towards the end of his contract at Hillsborough proved to be a precursor to a permanent move to the City Ground where he made 57 appearances and scored ten goals in a spell which also included loan spells at Barnsley and Charlton Athletic.

City boss Steven Pressley said he was delighted to welcome the striker as part of his squad having worked closely with him over recent weeks.

"There have been a number of things about Marcus that have impressed me and he quickly underlined the reasons why I wanted to bring him here," Pressley said.

"He's hungry, he's strong, he provides just the kind of attacking threat that we think will prove very effective in this division and he also knows how to bring his team mates into play.

"Marcus' attitude and application over the past weeks have also been first class and he's showcased exactly the kind of mentality and work ethic that I want to be a cornerstone of this team."

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