Sky Blues snap up Sears
Coventry City have solved their striking crisis by signing West Ham United youngster Freddie Sears on loan.
Last Updated: 11/02/10 3:53pm
Coventry City have solved their striking crisis by signing West Ham United youngster Freddie Sears on loan until the end of the season.
The deadline day departure of Leon Best to Newcastle United had left Sky Blues boss Chris Coleman short of options up front.
Coleman has moved to address the issue by agreeing a deal for England Under 21 international Sears to spend the next three months at the Ricoh Arena.
Sears spent the first half of the season on loan at fellow Championship side Crystal Palace, but he failed to score in 19 appearances.
He has featured twice as a substitute since returning to West Ham, but will now finish the campaign back in the second tier.
The 20-year-old forward is expected to go straight into Coventry's squad for Saturday's game at home to out-of-form Queens Park Rangers.
Prior to joining the Sky Blues, Sears had been linked with a move to Scunthorpe United, only for Nigel Adkins to deny an interest.