Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has revealed that he is looking to sign an experienced striker – possibly on loan deal till the end of the season – in order to solve the goal scoring crisis at the club. Coventry were expected to be challengers for the title this campaign, but it looks like they will not even make it into the play-offs after having played 31 matches. They need to put together an awesome run if they are to get anywhere near Peterborough United, who occupy the final play-off place. Pressley says that an experienced striker is the solution for the current problems.
Due to the financial troubles of the club, Coventry will have no other option but to look at a potential loan deal. After taking over as the manager 12 months ago, he has brought significant changes to the club. They have appointed more number of scouts in order to help them identify talents and sign them ahead of other clubs. This would help them save enormous transfer fees involved in buying established players. Coventry now have four scouts compared to the one that was present when Pressley arrived.
Despite the long-term ambitions of the club, Pressley says that the current requirements also should not be overseen. Hence, he is looking to bring an experienced striker potentially on an emergency loan.
“We’re still looking for an experienced loan player but not having any luck with that at the moment. But an area that has to improve is the recruitment of our players because it’s a fundamental to success at the club. We looked to employ a head of recruitment several months ago but it didn’t quite work out. The person we identified chose not to come at this moment in time. But slowly and surely we are putting the building blocks in place, and one of those is our scouting department,” said Pressley.