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ROUND-UP: A look back on the January transfer window

1 February 2021

The January transfer window closes tonight at 11pm and Coventry City have now completed their business.

It been a busy period at Ryton, with a number of players coming and going despite the unique circumstances of this transfer window.

The month started with Josh Eccles returning from his loan at League One side Gillingham, with fellow loanee at Gillingham Declan Drysdale also returning later in the month.

On 6th January, the first new addition to Mark Robins’ squad was confirmed. Midfielder Matty James was brought in on loan until the end of the season, the 29-year-old signing from Premier League Leicester City. He’s played 4 games already for the Sky Blues.

A week later, midfielder Marcel Hilssner joined Oldham on loan and the midfielder has played in all four games for his new side since joining the League Two club.

Two days after, Viktor Gyokeres was the latest addition to the Sky Blues squad. The striker joined on loan until the end of the season from Brighton and Hove Albion, and has scored 1 goal so far in his 3 games.

Last week, Ryan Giles was recalled from his loan at City by Wolverhampton Wanderers while Lee Camp left the Club after his short-term contract expired.

On 28th January, City signed left-back Josh Reid from Scottish Premiership side Ross County for a significant undisclosed fee. The 18-year-old defender has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Sky Blues.

The final day of the window saw Drysdale make a move on loan to League Two table toppers Cambridge United, while Gervane Kastaneer also made a loan move to Scottish Championship leaders Hearts.

Coventry City rounded off the window with the acquisition of highly-rated Fabio Tavares from Rochdale for an undisclosed fee, the 20-year-old forward initially linking up with the Sky Blues Under 23s squad.

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