New Deals For City Pair

04 August 2011 03:09
McPake and Bell pen new deals Coventry City duo James McPake and David Bell have signed new deals at the club.  Both players have pledged their future to the club With McPake signing a deal that will keep him at the club until 2013, while winger David Bell has signed a deal to stay at The Ricoh until 2015. McPake joined Coventry City in January 2009 from Scottish side Livingstone, but has made only 37 appearances having suffered a broken bone in his back which kept him out of action for some time. He has scored just the one goal for The Sky Blues, but it was a blinder, an overhead kick that found the net at Leicester City in the 2-2 draw in the 2009/20 season David Bell joined the Sky Blues from Norwich City in 2009. He has made 62 appearances for Coventry and has scored six goals. City manager Andy Thorn confirmed that both McPake and Bell would be key members of his squad this season. "Bell and McPake have both signed new deals committing them to the club for the next couple of years," he said. "Belly has been a revelation since we took over, and after the injury troubles he's had he is now looking forward to spending more time in the first team." "James also missed a lot of football last year with his broken back, but he's got a few 90 minutes under his belt now and he's only going to get better." "I brought both players into the club when I was chief scout and both are players I'd admired for quite a while."