Fortune: I’ll make Marc with Sky Blues
MARC-ANTOINE Fortune signed for Tony Mowbray for the third time in his career on Friday – and the striker admits he has his sights set on returning the good times to Coventry.
Fortune joined the Sky Blues on a one-year deal after impressing Mowbray on trial over the past fortnight and could go straight into the side that takes on Burton Albion in front of the Sky cameras this afternoon.
The 34-year-old former West Brom and Celtic striker said:“I have been training with Coventry for a long time so I am happy we have sorted everything out. All I want is to play football so I will do everything to be part of this game.
“Tony and I have a good relationship since the first time I met him at West Brom but he didn’t sign me just because he knows me – he knows what I can add to the team.
“I know there have been a few difficulties the last few years, and I understand it’s a new era for the club. I am really happy to be a part of it and try to bring the club back to where they used to be.”
Coventry have three players away on international duty. Striker Adam Armstrong – the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for August – and former Burton loanee Bryn Morris are with England U19s and U20s respectively. Forward George Thomas is with Wales U20s.
The Brewers will be without Aurelien Joachim, called up to the Luxembourg squad for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Macedonia.
The Sky Blues will head to the Pirelli Stadium to take on a newly-promoted Burton side that have impressed in League One. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men were third heading into the weekend, two points clear of today’s opponents. Brewers defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff said: “They have a long history, are a big club and have started well.
“But every game is a big game and is important to us.
“We need to keep building on what we’ve done so far.”