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[25 MAR 99] COVENTRY CITY FC NEWS
Transfer Deadline Day Passes Quietly

Transfer deadline day passed quietly at Highfield Road as Gordon Strachan prepared to send a team out in a first team friendly at Dundee.

The City boss failed in his search to bring in a goalkeeper as cover for Magnus Hedman and the injured Steve Ogrizovic, so teenager Chris Kirkland could find himself on the bench against before the end of the season.

Strachan said:

"We did try to bring someone in today but his club would not allow him to join us. We then had a chat to our goalkeeping coach Jim Blyth and decided that while Chris may not have the experience, he has the ability and athleticism and he will be our cover."

Ogrizovic is suffering with a damaged shoulder and Hedman is away on international duty, so City have a guest keeper from Dundee United in goal tonight.

Meanwhile Strachan dismissed reports that Gary Breen could be on his way to First Division Watford. Hornets boss Graham Taylor is said to be ready to table a 1 million bid but Strachan said he knew nothing of Watford’s interest.

Breen was training with the Republic of Ireland squad today after their game with Macedonia was called off because of the troubles in the region.
    

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