IT PROVED to be a fairly low key transfer deadline day for the Sky Blues in which both defender Jamie Sterry and striker Andre Wright joined on loan until January.
Newcastle United right-back Sterry was drafted in early on Wednesday morning after being spotted in the stands during Tuesday’s 4-2 win over West Ham’s Under-23s in the newly revamped EFL Trophy.
The 20-year-old began his career in the Northeast and progressed through Newcastle’s academy system before signing his first professional contract in July last year.
He is widely regarded as one for the future at St James’ Park having already made his Premier League debut as a second half substitute against Tottenham Hotspur back in May and he also featured for the Toon in their recent EFL Cup victory against Cheltenham Town.
Wright, 19, joins from West Brom and although he has only featured for the Baggies’ Under-21, he did spend most of last season out on loan.
The young striker made 12 appearances for Kidderminster before moving to Torquay United in November which is where he stayed until the end of the season and his four goals in ten games helped the Gulls stave off relegation from the National League.
City boss Tony Mowbray feels both Sterry and Wright will have a big part to play for the Sky Blues as they look to push up the League One table in the coming months.
He said: “We’ve got a good relationship with Newcastle United and Jamie is the latest player we’ve taken from the North East to strengthen our squad.
“He is only 20, but is a young talent with plenty of promise and will provide healthy competition in the wing-back position for us. Jamie made his debut for Newcastle in the Premier League last season and I’m sure he will be a valuable addition to our squad for this campaign.
“I’m pleased to have signed Andre from West Brom as he’ll add something different to our strike force.
“He is in an important stage of his development and hopefully this move will give him the chance to play competitive first-team football and progress as a player.
“We’ve been looking to add quality to our forward line throughout the summer, and despite his young age, I believe Andre will give us a valuable option in attack.”
The Sky Blues were also reportedly one of many League One clubs interested in bringing in Aston Villa’s attacking midfielder Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, but he has opted to continue his development at Villa Park.
There were no out-goings at the Ricoh Arena despite rumoured interest in defender Jordan Willis.
Elsewhere, former Sky Blues midfielder and Academy graduate James Maddison moved to Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen on a season-long loan.