Al Bangura impresses Tony Mowbray on trial for Coventry City


The Coventry manager, Tony Mowbray was pleased by the former Forest Green midfielder and Sierra Leone International, Al Hassan Bangura  (in photo) display on trials.

Bangura, 27, was very impressive playing for Coventry’s U21 in front of the watch full eyes of Mowbray against Sheffield Wednesday.

Bangura will no doubt have given Mowbray’s Sky Blues side another option in midfield during the last four weeks and could be offered a deal until the end of the campaign.

According to our sources, the League One side boss Tony Mowbray, has challenged Al Bangura to come good if he wants to land a deal with Coventry City.

Mowbray told Coventry’s telegraph, “He’s hungry, really hungry and there’s nothing better than a really hungry player who’s been looking at dropping out of the game. I’ve had a chat with him and told him to train hard, show the manager you want to be a footballer.

“I need to speak to the chief executive, but it seems a no-brainer to me to keep him around until the end of the season to see if he can force his way into the team.

“He’s getting fitter every day, getting up to speed and he doesn’t impact on the loan situation – and where we are at the moment for a little expense I don’t think we can turn anybody down.

“I think potentially he could play a part for us, particularly if I look at John Fleck on nine bookings and a two-game suspension coming – where are we going to central midfield players?

“He’s got a bit of that about him, but he has to be like a street fighter now to give himself a chance in the job, force his way in and become a Coventry City player.

“I’ve told him not to be a respecter of reputations but to get around on our training pitch. If he has to pick up players, shake their hand and say sorry because you’ve caught him, that’s life, that’s football.”

Mowbray’s side is in a relegation fight and he is desperate for an alternative in midfield.

16 Mar 2015 @ 00:08


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