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Gustafsson Signs

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.

The Hare and Hounds, Coventry

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Staying Up by Rick Gekoski

CWN / Sport / Football / Coventry City FC / 7 Dec 99

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