24th Aug, 2019

Coventry City sign Peterborough striker Matt Godden

STRIKER Matt Godden has joined Coventry City for an undisclosed fee.

He joins the Sky Blues from fellow League One side Peterborough United on a three-year-deal, after scoring 18 goals in all competitions last season.

A Coventry City spokesperson said: “Godden began his career with Scunthorpe United and following several loans, he eventually joined Ebbsfleet United in 2014, where he would go on to score 43 goals in 82 appearances.

“The 28-year-old then alerted the interest of League Two side Stevenage and he continued to find the back of the net, scoring 35 goals during his two years.

“He then made the move to League One for the 2018/19 season, joining Peterborough for an undisclosed fee.

“Godden went on to score 18 goals in all competitions last season, before joining the Sky Blues for the new campaign.”

He has become Sky Blues’ eleventh signing during the summer transfer window.

Godden spoke earlier today about what City boss Mark Robins is expecting from him and what he expects from himself.

He said: “The gaffer explained what he expects and wants from me.

“He knows what sort of player I am, and I made it clear to him that I’ve come here to score goals and he’s watched me a lot and knows exactly what I’m all about.

“I won’t stop and that’s the way I’ve always been, and the gaffer said that about me today.

“He said he knows I’m an honest guy and he said we just need to control that because we don’t want me to wear myself out, but it’s just the way that I play.

“I don’t stop running and I don’t give defenders a moments rest and that’s me really.

“Coming to a club the size of Coventry, it’s a Premier League club and to come here and have the opportunity to better the league position they had last year and try push up to the Championship is something I wanted to do.”

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