City are locked in a battle with non league Doncaster Rovers over the transfer of 17 year
old Robert Betts, grandson of the soccer legend Maurice Setters.
Coventry signed Betts twelve months ago and he played for the Premiership club in last
seasons FA Youth Cup Final.
Doncaster put a price tag on his head which Coventry refused to pay and the matter went
to a tribunal under the auspices of the Football League Advisory Committee.
The tribunal ordered Coventry to pay £45,000 to Doncaster Rovers for the youngster,
but the Premiership club has appealed to the Football Association.
A Coventry spokesman said:
"We say that FLAC was not the proper authority to deal with the tribunal.
"Doncaster Rovers were not a Football League team when we signed Robert and so it
is not right their tribunal should decide the issue. We have informed Doncaster and the
Premiership of our thoughts on the matter."
Betts, a defender, is the grandson of Maurice Setters the former Manchester United,
Coventry City and England centre-half.
Setters became manager of Doncaster Rovers when his playing career ended and then
became Jack Charltons assistant when they took the job of running the Republic of
Ireland national team.
Coventry City meanwhile have again been linked with Glasgow Rangers centreback Colin
Reports north of the border say City, Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham United are
chasing the international centreback who is unsettled at Glasgow Rangers.
Coventrys manager Gordon Strachan watched Hendry play for Scotland against Bosnia
earlier this week.
The club is playing down any interest however. Chairman Bryan Richardson said: