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Strachan In Talks With Colin Hendry

Colin Hendry, Glasgow Rangers’ out of favour defender, could resurrect his career at Premiership Coventry tomorrow.

The 34 year old was locked in talks tonight with Coventry manager Gordon Strachan, a fellow Scottish international, and was expected to complete his move tomorrow.

Strachan would only say:

"I am open to all possibilities. I am having a chat with Colin about what he wants for his career and my hopes for Coventry City."

Hendry, an experienced centreback with more than 450 league games under his belt and a championship medal from his ten years spell at Blackburn Rovers, would be linking up with his former Scotland skipper Gary McAllister.

Coventry have four central defenders in their squad, but with Paul Williams rejecting his new contract and his side still to notch an away victory in the league, Strachan clearly believes he needs the insurance provided by Hendry’s experience.

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Steve Froggatt, Coventry City FCSteve Froggatt could face a long injury lay-off after being sent home from England duty.

The Coventry City midfielder was forced to withdraw from the squad for tomorrow’s friendly with Argentina after failing to recover from an ankle injury.

Now the former Villa and Wolves man has had to undergo a scan on the injury which he picked up in the 3-2 win over Sunderland at Highfield Road.

Froggatt was confident of starting his first international after sitting out the double header against Scotland last year.

He said:

"I am devastated. I was looking forward to playing and I thought I stood more chance of playing than the first time I was picked. Kevin Keegan has had three months to watch me play so being called up was more special this time and I was really looking forward to taking part.

"But I was nowhere near fit and I am now waiting for the results of a scan to see how long I will be out for. I am hoping it is not too serious but to be honest I don’t really now the extent of the problem."

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City’s youth team could take another step nearer a second successive FA Cup final tonight when they take on Derby Country in the quarter-finals of the competition at Highfield Road.

The Sky Blues have no injury worries ahead of the game, which kicks-off at 7pm, and rested several players from their league programme at the weekend.

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CWN / Sport / Football / Coventry City FC / 22 Feb 00

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