Coventry’s Leon Clarke is currently the top goal-scorer of League One who despite having an impressive season campaign so far has handed in a transfer request according to the director of the club Steve Waggott.
“I have this morning received a transfer request from Leon Clarke. He has a year-and-a-half left on his contract so we will only let him leave if the deal is right for Coventry.”
While Leon Clarke is likely to be making his way out of the club, more news involving the new stadium of Coventry City has been arriving. The League One club has been playing their home games at Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium.
The stadium will be built on a number of stages and phases as it will initially be made to have 12,500 fans which is going to be the full capacity of the stadium during that time but it will eventually be increased to allow 23,000 fans.
While the location and sites for the new stadium are still being planned out and negotiated, it will be not at Coventry but very near as a non-executive director Mark Labovitch revealed.
He said: “They’re going to be very, very near to Coventry.
“Coventry has a very tight boundary so you can be extremely close to the city, but outside the jurisdiction of Coventry City Council.”
Tim Fisher, chief executive of Coventry City, said: “A great deal of time, effort and investment has gone into bringing the plans to this stage and it has been a real team effort to develop the technical aspects of the stadium.
“We’ve come a long, long way in a very short space of time as we only reconstituted the club in August and are now announcing our plans for the new stadium. I understand that the key question on everybody’s lips is: where is it going to be? We are working very hard with CBRE to purchase our preferred site and we will, of course, keep supporters informed when that happens.”