AL FACES LATEST BATTLE AT CITY
HAVING been the victim of human trafficking as a teenager and winning his battle against deportation from the UK in 2007, there is no question that Al Bangura is a fighter.
And Tony Mowbray has encouraged the free agent to transfer those fighting qualities on to the pitch in order to win a contract at Coventry City.
The Sierra Leone midfielder, 27, has been training with the Sky Blues for the past month, having last played for Forest Green Rovers, and boss Mowbray admits he likes what he has seen so far.
“He’s hungry, really hungry and there’s nothing better than a really hungry player,” said Mowbray.
“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.
“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.”
Mowbray added: “I think the overhaul will come in the summer but at this moment it’s very dangerous to try to change everything.”
FIGHTER: Al Bangura