Alhassan Bangura could join Coventry City


March 16, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jnr

Sierra Leone and former Watford midfielder, Alhassan Bangura, is in line for a possible short-term move to English League One side Coventry City after an impressive display on a four-week trials with the club.

According to Coventry Telegraph, the 27-year-old put on an impressive showing for new boss Tony Mowbray as he completed his assessment of his inherited Coventry squad in a goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday U-21.

Bangura, who has been on trial with the Sky Blues club for four weeks, is said to be available to sign a deal with the club due to the fact that he is a free agent.

Dave Hockaday, who is Coventry City’s development coach, was impressed with the holding midfielder’s display, saying: “I thought he ran the game in the middle of the park. He picked up everything and just played it simple.

“He played some good long balls and some simple short balls, so I don’t think he could have done any more given the conditions.”

There’s no coincidence that the defensive midfielder ended up at City because he is well known by the club’s development squad and first team coach, Dave Hockaday, who was the player’s youth coach at Watford.

Bangura made 16 top flight appearances for the Hornets before joining Blackpool ahead of joining Tony Adams’s Gabala in Azerbaijan.

Recently, he was drafted in by Hockaday when he was manager of Forest Green Rovers, whom he left by mutual consent a year ahead of the end of his contract last August after a difficult time with two serious knee injuries.