Paul Hall, who
rejected a permanent move away from Coventry City recently, has now agreed to take a four
weeks loan at First Division strugglers Bury.
The 26 year old winger cum striker turned down a permanent transfer to Port Vale
recently because he said he wanted to stay at Coventry and fight for a place in the
He said it had always been his ambition to play at the top level and he wanted to give
it longer before he lowered his sights.
He was signed last Summer for £300,000 from Portsmouth after playing for Bermuda in
the World Cup Finals in France.
But he has started only four games for City and made five more appearances from the
substitutes bench. His opportunities dried up when the club signed former Aston Villa
winger Steve Froggatt from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Coventrys manager Gordon Strachan said:
"We have done this to get him a game. He deserves a game and unfortunately we
cannot give him a game. He is a smashing lad but he is a victim of unfortunate
circumstances through no fault of his own."
Strachan is expected to stay with the team which lost 4-1 at Newcastle United on
Wednesday, for Saturdays visit by Manchester United.
It means a home debut for the Bosnian centreback Mo Konjic against the
Premierships hottest strikers Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole.
Paul Williams is back in training following his hamstring scare at Tottenham, but might
not be considered fit enough for such a big test as playing against Manchester United.
Coventry beat United in the corresponding fixture last season and need at least one
point to boost confidence for the away match at Aston Villa on Saturday week.