Former Town target joins City

FORMER Ipswich Town target Richard Wood has joined Coventry City from the Blues' Saturday opponents Sheffield Wednesday.

Elvin King

FORMER Ipswich Town target Richard Wood has joined Coventry City from the Blues' Saturday opponents Sheffield Wednesday.

The central defender has agreed a loan deal that will be made permanent in January.

Ipswich made a move for the central defender in August and were believed to be monitoring the situation after Wood was transfer-listed by the Owls.

Sky Blues boss Chris Coleman, who is understood to have paid �500,000 for the 24-year-old, said: I'm delighted to get Richard, who I have admired and targeted ever since I came back from Spain.

"I know there's been a lot of interest in him from other clubs, so it's great news that he's decided to sign for us and I'm very looking forward to working with him."