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SIGNING: Coventry City confirm the signing of Chris McCann on a five month international loan from Atlanta United

2 August 2016

Ex-Wigan midfielder Chris McCann has agreed a loan deal with the Sky Blues which will keep him at the club until December…

The Irishman has signed an international loan agreement with Coventry City, which is effective from August 1st and will run until December 31st 2016.

McCann spent the majority of his playing career at Burnley, before making the switch to Wigan in 2013. The midfielder was part of the side that won automatic promotion to the Championship with the Latics last season, making 40 appearances and scoring four goals. 

The 29-year old will join his new club Atlanta United for their inaugural MLS season in January 2017, with their campaign set to kickoff in March. 

McCann has joined up with the Sky Blues squad for training over the past week, and becomes City's fourth new signing of the summer. 

Coventry City Manager Tony Mowbray said: “Chris is a player who has played most of his football at a higher level and stands out in League One. I've got no doubt he will add both quality and experience to our midfield. 

“Chris was a crucial part of the Wigan side who won this league last year and I’ve already seen a good mix of ability and tenacity from him. I want a team who are prepared to play football but also dig in and compete. For that, you need players who can keep the ball in tight areas and play but also have a bit of bite. 

“Chris has these attributes and I'm delighted to welcome another signing to the club ahead of next season."

Chris McCann said: “I had a couple of options to go elsewhere but when I spoke to the gaffer he was full of confidence about what he wants to achieve here this season.

“When I met him and heard what he had to say, the way he speaks and his ideas about the way he wants his team to play, it breeds confidence into players.

“The Ricoh is a fantastic stadium. It’s been a while since I have played there but I’m looking forward to my first game."

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