City players impressed with King

21 September 2010 09:45
Clingan:King has 'wow' factor Marlon King has finally signed a one year deal with Coventry City and many Sky Blues players are eager for the controversial striker to show what he is capable of on the field of play. Sammy Clingan is the latest of an increasingly long line of Coventry City players to praise King and he said, “Kingy is coming in and the players are excited about him joining us because when I saw him in training for the first time I thought, ‘oh my God, what a player!’ // '); // ]]> “He’s got everything. As a striker he can shoot, he can finish, he’s got power, he can hold the ball up and he’s got pace to get in behind. The manager knows him well and knows what he’s all about, so all is looking good for us and it is great to have him.” City's leading goal scorer, big defender Ben Turner also praised King and welcomed his addition to the team, saying, “Hopefully he can take us to that next level because all throughout his career he has banged in the goals and I haven’t seen anything in training that would suggest that he is not going to do that for us.” Turner added, “He seems a really good guy who is getting on well with all the lads and training really well. He is razor sharp and I think he will be hungry." “He knows exactly what to expect from the gaffer and I am sure he will slot in really nicely and hopefully give us another lift. He has played in the Premiership and, as we have seen with Lee Carsley, that can really help.” Coventry manager Aidy Boothroyd, who managed King during his days at Watford revealed what many followers of Coventry already suspected, that lengthy, delicate and difficult negotiation between King and his agent Tony Finnegan, Aidy Boothroyd and the club board took place before the 30 year old striker was offered a contract. Boothroyd said, When I managed Marlon at Watford he was a first class professional and I fully expect that to be the case at Coventry City. He’s been working very hard with us in an attempt to regain his fitness." "He has looked sharp in training and in a couple of reserve matches but we will have to assess very carefully when he is ready for the step into Championship football.” As for the player himself, he said, "I am very grateful for the chance Coventry City have given me and I look forward to working with Aidy again. I will be working hard to repeat the success we had when we last worked together.”