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[24 MAR 99] COVENTRY CITY FC NEWS
Sky Blues Hunt For Goalkeeper

Coventry City are expected to sign a goalkeeper on loan just 24 hours before the transfer deadline as cover for Magnus Hedman.

Steve OgrizovicThe No.2 goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic is nursing an injured shoulder and though he has been on the substitutes’ bench for virtually every match this season, has not trained for several weeks.

Manager Gordon Strachan said:

"It is a situation we shall have to take a look at."

Hedman, on international duty with Sweden this week, is vital to City’s relegation battle, but if he picks up an injury with eight important games left Strachan would be left with scant cover.

If Ogrizovic could not play he would be left with only the youth team goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

Kirkland was with the first team squad in Scotland today and is expected to play in goal against Dundee tomorrow, but Strachan may take the opportunity to sign a seasoned Scottish goalkeeper on loan while he is north of the border.

The problem will not arise next season because the young Danish giant Morten Hyldegaard will join the club on a long term contract.

Hyldegaard is playing first team football in Denmark and he has signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Sky Blues in July. He wanted to see out the season in Denmark because he wanted to complete his college studies to qualify as an electrician.

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Meanwhile Trevor Peake played his first game in the sky blue for seven years in the reserves last night. Peake, a member of Coventry’s 1987 FA Cup winning team, last played for the club in August 1991 when he was transferred to Luton Town.

He is now back as a coach and he played for 70 minutes in the reserves at Manchester City, at the age of 42.

His vast experience was to no avail however. His side lost 4-1 although it stays top of the Pontins League Division One.
    

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