Stead considers Coventry move

Coleman looking to add to signing of Sears

Stead: Coventry target

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Coventry City boss Chris Coleman has confirmed he is trying to sign another striker, with Ipswich Town's Jon Stead rumoured to be the target.

Coleman has been anxious to improve his attacking options after selling Leon Best to Newcastle United and, on Thursday, brought in Freddie Sears on loan from West Ham United.

He is still in the market for further reinforcements and has agreed a loan deal with another club, with reports suggesting Stead is considering a move to the Ricoh Arena.

"We've been working hard to get a striker in before Saturday, but we are still working away hard to get one more in before the weekend," Coleman told the Coventry Evening Telegraph.

"Everything is agreed with the club and it is just getting him to sign, so I don't want to tempt fate, but we are very optimistic.

"Our aim is to keep improving the squad.

"Things cannot always happen as quickly as we would like them to happen, but we believe we have shown over the past few weeks that we are committed to our plan of improving the squad whenever the opportunity comes along."

Stead, who initially joined Ipswich on loan from Sheffield United in 2008, has scored six goals in 22 Championship appearances this season.