Regis defends signing of King

09 September 2010 09:20
Former City striker in favour of signing King One of Coventry City's former strikers Cyrille Regis has come to the defence of Sky Blues Boss Aidy Boothroyd's attempt to sign disgraced striker Marlon King. The potential signing of King has split the City fan base straight down the middle with some objecting on moral grounds to having the controversial striker in the team while others believe he can be of great benefit to the team. Cyrille Regis is in favour of signing King and told, “He’s paid his dues, he’s done his sentence and he’s free to carry on working like anybody else." “He’s not going to be costing a lot of money and Aidy Boothroyd got the best out of him at Watford, so they know each other, and he’s a big, strong player. If he’s free and he’s still got the desire and appetite to play football, then why not?" “There’s going to be some flak coming from fans but footballers are quite resilient, strong characters and, as long as you do it on the pitch, people will slowly forget your misdemeanours.”