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"It is a new era for the club, I'm really happy to be a part of it." Coventry City's Marc-Antoine Fortune

4 September 2015

The Sky Blues' newest recruit is happy to join the club and called it "a new era" under Tony Mowbray...

Coventry City’s newest signing Marc-Antoine Fortune is hoping to help be a big part in the “new era” at the club after signing a one-year deal with the club today.

The 34-year old watched the Sky Blues during their 2-2 draw with Southend on Monday night and has been training with the club for the past two weeks.

Fortune says he was delighted to join City and believes under Tony Mowbray, it’s a new dawn for the club.

"I know about Coventry City," Fortune said.

"When I played for West Bromwich Albion I could see the Stadium on the M6 all the time! 

"Obviously I’ve seen stuff on the internet and it is a new era for the club after some difficult periods. I’m really happy to be part of it and I want to help bring it back up to where it used to be.

"I’ve really enjoyed training with the club now and I’m delighted everything has been sorted for me to sign. Hopefully I can be involved on Sunday, I just want to play football."

Fortune has now been signed three times by manager Mowbray, for West Bromwich Albion, Celtic and now the Sky Blues.

The striker revealed he has a good relationship with the manager and believes he was brought in to help add experience to a youthful side.

The Frenchman continued: "I think we have a good relationship since the first time I met him at West Brom. But I don't think he signs me because he knows me, he believes in me and thinks I can 
bring something. 

"He tries to play with a good style, with lots of passes and a lot of chances. I saw that firsthand in the Southend game, this team is exciting. 

"I think Coventry signed me to bring experience to a young team, we need a mix of everything and I will do my best to help them and hopefully teach them something along the way.

"I always fight for my place, this is not the first time I’ve come to a team when it's going well and I have to earn my way in. I want to show the manager I can play with a lot of competition."


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