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Sky Blues swoop for O'Halloran

23 Jun 2010 10:41:00

Sky Blues swoop for O'Halloran

Coventry have handed a one-year contract to Stephen O'Halloran after landing the left-back on a free transfer from Aston Villa. O'Halloran's progress at Villa Park was hampered by a cruciate knee ligament injury but the Irishman, 22, passed a medical with Coventry on Monday and has now agreed terms and should be unveiled on Thursday. Aidy Boothroyd said "Stephen is a young attacking full-back. He is quick and strong and a good defender with a lot of potential." Boothroyd, meanwhile has distanced himself from a move for shamed striker Marlon King. King, currently serving an 18-month prison sentence for assaulting a woman, made his name in Boothroyd's Watford team before moving to Wigan in a £3million move in 2008. He will be available on a free transfer when he is expected to be released this summer, the Latics having cancelled his contract when he was jailed. Boothroyd told the Coventry Telegraph: "Marlon King is a player that lost his way and then came to me at Watford and got himself going again and became a fantastic asset to Watford. "He went on to bigger and better things at Wigan and lost his way again."


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