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SIGNING: Coventry City have snapped up Norwich City forward Jacob Murphy on a season-long loan deal

14 August 2015

The Sky Blues have added to their forward line with the Canaries forward joining the club on loan for the 2015/16 season...

Coventry City have signed Norwich City forward Jacob Murphy on a season-long loan deal.

The Sky Blues have snapped up the 20-year old forward, who can also play on the wings, for the duration of the 2015/16 League One campaign.

Murphy progressed through the Canaries Academy where he helped Norwich City win the FA Youth Cup in the 2012/13 season.



After signing a professional contract with the Premier League side in 2013, he has enjoyed several loan spells at Swindon Town, Southend United, Blackpool and Scunthorpe United.

During the 2014/15 season, he moved to Colchester United on loan where he scored four goals in 11 appearances and helped keep the U's in League One.

City boss Tony Mowbray said: "I'm delighted to finally get this deal over the line as we've been tracking Jacob for some time and beat a number of clubs to his signature.

"I've continually stressed the importance of pace from both the wide and central positions, and Jacob is a player who has that attribute in abundance.

"He showed his ability last season by helping keep Colchester United in the league and we're hoping he can continue to progress this season with us.

"We're also delighted to get him for the entire season as it gives us a consistent option going forward and it's another crucial piece of the squad in place."

He will wear the No. 25 shirt during his time with the Sky Blues and the club are awaiting confirmation of his eligibility for tomorrow's game against Millwall.

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