March 24, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Sierra Leonean midfielder Alhassan Bangura has signed a short-term deal with English League One side Coventry City.
The deal will see the former Watford man stay with the League One club until the end of the season.
Coventry confirmed the player’s signing after announcing a deal has been struck following Bangura’s impressive display while on trial with the side.
City manager Tony Mowbray said: “We’ve been impressed with the way Al Bangura has performed in training and for the Under-21s, and the way he has improved his fitness during his time with the club.
“He gives us an option we currently don’t have as he is a combative midfielder and even though he has been signed as cover, I want to see him force his way into the team. We’ve recently added Grant Ward to that position but I’m expecting Al to provide real competition in that area and competition is a cornerstone for any successful football club.”
Before signing the deal, Bangura had played five Under-21s games for the Sky Blues and also captained the side in the 2-0 win over Barnsley Under-21.
The 27-year old joined Championship side Watford in 2005 and made over 60 league appearances for the Hornets during a four-year spell before moving on to Brighton and Hove Albion.
He also had spells at Blackpool and Turkish Super Lig side Mersin before joining Forest Green Rovers in 2011, where he made over 80 appearances for the Conference side in a three-year spell.