Coventry Cityís on-loan striker Cedric Roussel has revealed the
motivation which is helping him produce his stunning form Ė a
permanent move to the Premiership.
The 21-year-old is on loan at the club until the end of the season
from Ghent, but is hoping that his blossoming partnership with Robbie
Keane will persuade boss Gordon Strachan to make the deal permanent.
Roussel was unable to claim a place in the Ghent side during his
time at the club, and is desperate to avoid having to return there.
"I want to play my football here, not just in England but
for Coventry City.
"This is a great club with a great coach and I think that it
will be very good for both of us if I can stay here.
"I do not want to return to Ghent because I donít think
there is any place for me at the club.
"They have a Norwegian coach and the front two players are
also both Norwegian so it makes it very difficult to get a chance in
"They have also signed four more strikers since I have been
at Coventry so I think they are planning things without me."
Any decision on Rousselís move could be dictated by cost with
City manager Gordon Strachan and chairman Bryan Richardson insisting
that the club have not got money to spend.
No set fee was agreed for Roussel in advance, and after stunning
performances against Aston Villa and Arsenal were beamed live around
the world Ghent may now look for more money.
It is believed that City could secure the Belgian Under 21 starís
signature for around £1 million but they may have to find the money
from selling a current squad member.