APR 99] COVENTRY CITY FC NEWS
Breen Set To Leave City
Republic of Ireland international Gary Breen is set to leave
The 25-year-old centre half has just won his place back in
Gordon Strachans side but is certain the club are about to offload him at the end of
Now Breen, who was disciplined earlier this season when he
missed the team bus for a Worthington Cup game at Southend, is trying to earn himself a
move in the final six games of the season.
"At the moment I just need to be playing to show other
teams that I am fit and available in the summer. I dont envisage having a future at
"I havent asked for a transfer because I am not
really the type to but I have spoken to the manager and it is a mutual decision.
"First and foremost I want Coventry to stay in the
Premiership but at the same time I realise my future is not here. I think the fact I had
not played a lot of games leading up to the transfer deadline had a bearing on the fact
no-one was in for me.
"It is disappointing the way it has worked out but I
have to show that I am fit now and that I can still play at this level. I feel much better
and stronger and that shows in my game, so it is just a case of getting myself back in the
Breen, who cost £2.5 million from Birmingham two years
ago, has only started 15 games this season for the Highfield Road club who have recently
paid out £2.5 million for Bosnian central defender Mo Konjic.
Breen has been linked with moves to Celtic and Blackburn
Sky Blues skipper Gary McAllister will miss a return to his
former club Leicester City later this month.
McAllister will serve a one-match ban, ruling him out of
the Filbert Street fixture on 24 April, after picking up a booking during yesterdays
1-0 home win over Southampton.
McAllister was one of four City players cautioned by
referee Uriah Rennie during a 10 minute spell late in the game.