It was revealed today that Coventry City’s goalkeeper Magnus
Hedman and the club’s former full back Roland Nilsson, both played
their part in the arrival of the latest signing Tomas Gustafsson.
The 26 year old Swedish full back signed today for an undisclosed
transfer fee and immediately joined in training.
In perfect English Gustafsson said:
"I was wanted by a Spanish club but I had my fingers crossed
that Coventry City would take me.
"I spoke at length about the club to Magnus and Roland when
we played together for Sweden. In fact on our recent friendly match
in South Africa I spoke for a total of two hours with Roland.
"Both of them advised me that Coventry is an excellent club.
I wanted to play in the best league in the world and that is why I
wanted to come here.
"Now I have to train hard to show the manager that I am
ready to play if he decides to select me. Already, from our training
sessions, I know that the players here are very skilful and the game
here is very quick."
Gustafsson, who has signed a three and a half year contract with
Coventry City, could get his chance against Liverpool at Anfield on 18
December. He is ineligible for the FA Cup-tie at Norwich City on
Saturday because his signing was not completed in time.
Coventry are currently facing an injury crisis among defenders with
David Burrows, Marc Edworthy, Richard Shaw, Mo Konjic and Marcus Hall
long term injured while Gary Breen is under treatment, but expected to
play at Norwich.