18th Sep, 2019

Championship is the aim for Sky Blues new boy Allen

Ben Tyler 1st Jul, 2019 Updated: 1st Jul, 2019

SKY Blues new boy Jamie Allen says his aim is to help Coventry City get back into the Championship, after arriving from fellow League One side Burton Albion for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old midfielder becomes Mark Robins’ tenth summer signing of the summer, signing a three-year deal to join another former Brewer in Kyle McFadzean to join the club this summer.

Allen broke through at Rochdale, making almost 150 appearances at Spotland before a two-year spell at Burton – where he scored nine times in 80 appearances.

He admitted that it was an easy decision to come to the Midlands after Coventry came calling.

“The size of the club is massive and there has been interest over the summer and the more I’ve thought about it the more I wanted it to happen,” said Allen.

“They’re always competing to get into the play-offs and I want to try get back into the Championship.

“I can’t wait – I’m buzzing – I’ve been wanting to get back to it for ages now.

“I feel like I’ve had loads of time off and I just can’t wait to get back to playing football.”

Allen describes himself as a creative force in midfield, and hopes to offer more chance creation for the Sky Blues in the middle of the park.

“I like to get on the ball and create chances for other people, but I also like to get into the box and score goals myself,” he said.

“I scored eight goals last season and I want to score more I want to better that and then help the team finish as high as possible in the table.”

His new manager said he couldn’t wait to see his latest signing get started, and said: “We’re delighted to be able to secure the signing of Jamie, someone that we’ve been looking at for a while.

“Jamie knows this division inside out and he will add experience in the centre of midfield alongside Liam Kelly and the talented youngsters we have here.

“He strengthens our options in midfield and we’re looking forward to working with him and seeing him in a Sky Blue shirt.”

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