For­tune: I’ll make Marc with Sky Blues

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Chris Thompson

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.”

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