THE OPPORTUNITY to work under manager Steven Pressley was the key factor behind Reda Johnson’s decision to drop down a division and join the Sky Blues.
The 26-year-old has joined on a one-year deal from Sheffield Wednesday where he spent three years and played an important role in helping the Owls secure promotion to the Championship in his first season.
Johnson, who also holds ten international caps for Benin, can play as both a centre-half and left-back, but has told the club’s official website that he is willing to play anywhere his new manager tells him.
And he is hoping to improve his defensive skills under Pressley while also contributing goals at the other end of the pitch too.
He said: “I’m delighted to get the deal done because it’s a huge club. I’m really happy to be here.
“I will always try my best to help the team and make sure I’m at my best every time I play.
“It is a young team here and I’m here so there is more experience in the side. There are some really good young players here and I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve seen so far.
“I’m looking forward to working under Steven Pressley as he was a defender. It was a big motivation for me to come here.
“I’m sure I can work with him and get better. He can pass on his experience to me and hopefully I’ll improve as a player.
“I’ve scored a few times for Sheffield Wednesday and hopefully I can bring that to my game here. I’m just looking forward to getting started.”