SEP 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
City Bank Striker With Jairo Signing
Sky Blues have added another striker to their squad after
signing Honduran international Jairo Martinez.
chairman Bryan Richardson flew out to Central America to wrap up
the deal for the highly-rated forward, who will come to
Highfield Road next month.
then Honduras’ position in the FIFA world rankings will have
improved to put the country in the top 75.
will make it easier for Coventry City to get a work permit for
Martinez, aged 22.
will be joined by left wing-back Ivan Guerrero, also aged 22,
who was refused a work permit at the start of the season.
news will be a boost to the Sky Blues as they prepare to defend
their early good position in the Premiership.
losing to Middlesbrough, the team will be looking to revive last
season’s top seven home form and maintain their sudden winning
streak on their travels.
fixtures are looming with Newcastle visiting tomorrow and Leeds
on Saturday, before a daunting trip to Highbury to confront
player who will come under the spotlight is Craig Bellamy, who
returned to Britain seething after being sent off while playing
for Wales at the weekend.
throughout the game, the £6.5 million signing reacted to
another bad tackle in the match against Belarus, and was shown
the red card.
will now miss the next three Wales games, which will give him
plenty of time to concentrate on his Highfield Road career.
and Guerrero have both agreed to put club before country to save
them spending most of their lives on aeroplanes heading to
various tournaments, but Bryan Richardson hopes the
standardisation of the world football calendar will iron these
problems out in the future.
such luck with Morocco players Moustapha Hadji and Youssef
Chippo, who were both two days late back from a game at the
weekend, leaving manager Gordon Strachan with little time to
prepare for tomorrow’s game.
Moroccan FA are at it again. There are no flights out of The
Gabon on a Saturday or a Sunday, but I would have thought that
having done so well over the last few years they would be able
to pay for a charter flight.”
of that we have got to suffer and I really can't put our plans
together until I see what shape they are in physically and
mentally. The Moroccan FA couldn't care less about that,
although if they had to pay their wages when they were away I
think you would see them home in double-quick time."