Leon Clarke has “let down” Coventry


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Want-away striker Leon Clarke has “let down” Coventry according to boss Steven Pressley as the 18 goal man looks set to leave the club.

Clarke, 28, is subject to interest from home town club Wolves who have made two bids for the Sky Blues’ top scorer as they look to secure an automatic return to the Championship. 

The Coventry striker missed Tuesday’s trip to Leyton Orient due to a “foot injury” picked up in their 4-0 loss at Arsenal in the FA Cup last Friday. 

This isn’t the first time Clarke has caused controversy. The Wolverhampton born front man was infamously involved in a touchline spat with Paolo Di Canio when the pair were together at Swindon. Clarke never featured for the Robins again.

Coventry have also lost their second top scorer Callum Wilson as he picked up a shoulder injury earlier in January that rules him out for two months.

The League 1 club lost their top scorer in the January window a year ago as well when, David McGoldrick returned to parent club Nottingham Forest to be sold on to Ipswich Town. McGoldrick also had 18 goals when he left the Ricoh Arena.

Steven Pressley will have to move quickly to sign a new striker should Clarke leave the club as the January window slams shut on Friday.

 

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