McSheffrey makes Sky Blues return

21 June 2010 11:00
Former Coventry favourite Gary McSheffrey has returned to the Ricoh Arena as boss Aidy Boothroyd sent out a clear message of his ambition.[LNB] The Coventry-born forward, 27, came through the ranks at his hometown club and enjoyed a successful spell with the Sky Blues before being snapped up by Birmingham in 2006.[LNB]He continued his scoring touch at St Andrew's before slowly falling out of favour and then struggling with a niggling knee problem which eventually led to his release by Blues at the end of last season.[LNB]As he now looks to get his career back on track, he has agreed a one-year contract with Coventry with the option of a further 12 months and will officially complete the switch on July 1 when his contract with Birmingham expires.[LNB]The deal is certain to go down well with Sky Blues supporters and Boothroyd said: "I know about Gary's affiliation with Coventry City and while that's a very positive thing, we are bringing him in because of his qualities as a player and a character, not just because he is a local lad.[LNB]"We feel he will be a very good addition to the squad and all Coventry City supporters will know that Gary McSheffrey in his pomp is an outstanding player in the Championship."

Source: Team_Talk