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Coventry City look to Dundalk FC star Patrick McEleney to soften their injury crisis

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Coventry City look to Dundalk FC star Patrick McEleney to soften their injury crisis

Patrick McEleney. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Coventry City are understood to have joined the race to sign Dundalk FC play-maker Patrick McEleney.

McEleney, who is out of contract at Oriel Park, has attracted the interest of several cross-water clubs, including Doncaster Rovers, Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers, though Oldham Athletic emerged as the favourite to capture the Derry man in recent days.

However, League Two promotion chasers Coventry are also believed to have shown a keen interest in the 25-year-old who scored 12 goals in 36 appearances last season.

The Sky Blues have suffered something of an injury crisis in their attacking department this year with both Jodi Jones and Tony Andreu suffering ACL injuries, thus manager Mark Robins is keen to add players who could fit into his 4-2-3-1 set-up, a formation which McEleney is familiar with after spending two seasons at Oriel Park.

To read the Coventry Telegraph's scouting report on McEleney, click here.