are expected to sit down over the next few days to thrash out a contract with on loan
midfielder Carlton Palmer.
Palmers form alongside Gary McAllister in Citys midfield has been a
revelation and although his loan period from Nottingham Forest has two months to run
Coventry are expected to want to capture him on contract as soon as possible.
The 33 year old former England man said:
"I am hoping at some stage to sit down with the manager and the chairman, but at
the moment we have been too busy. Its something we have talked about and hopefully
we will get down to it sooner rather than later."
And Palmer made it clear he did not want to return to First Division Forest where he
"Its important for me, until I retire, to enjoy playing football.
Unfortunately at Nottingham Forest I did not enjoy playing the game. I was a bit upset
"I have said to my wife that I will keep going now while I enjoy it and if another
situation happened at Nottingham Forest I would seriously consider packing the game in.
"It is important to enjoy it in the right environment and with the right people
around you and that seems to be the case at Coventry City."
Coventry will also be thinking seriously of offering a contract to on-loan Belgian
striker Cedric Roussel if he can consistently reproduce the form he showed in last
nights reserve match.
The 21 year old scored after 90 seconds of his debut against Southampton at Highfield
Road and then made two goals for Paul Hall in the 4-1 victory. Roussel headed home
Halls centre 1 min 30 secs after the first whistle and then laid on the second goal
for Hall in the first minute of the second half.
James Beattie pulled one back for the experienced Southampton side, but with ten
minutes left John Eustace made it 3-1 to Coventry and Roussel laid on the final goal for
Hall in the last minute of the game.