Jim targets Dele

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has made another approach to sign Coventry City striker Dele Adebola amid concerns that he has been knocked back in his attempts to sign another forward.

By Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has made another approach to sign Coventry City striker Dele Adebola amid concerns that he has been knocked back in his attempts to sign another forward.

Magilton made offers to two clubs for players last week but last night had still not had a positive answer.

Town are reported to have made a fresh bid for George O'Callaghan over the weekend and are expecting an answer back from Cork City today.


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Magilton expressed an interest in signing Adebola on loan with a view to a permanent move earlier in the season as a possible swap with Darren Currie.

Although that fell through Currie did go to the Ricoh Stadium and City boss Micky Adams has subsequently said he wants to keep him but can't match Town's asking price.

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The issue is complicated by Adams' increasingly precarious position at the Ricoh Stadium as Coventry struggle and were only spared an early cup exit at the hands of Bristol City by a late Stern John strike to make it 3-3.

John is understood to be one of Birmingham's targets with Steve Bruce also in competition for Rowan Vine's signature with Derby County, although Hull City chairman Adam Pearson insists no bids have yet been accepted.

Meanwhile, Port Vale striker Leon Constantine has made a 'come and get me plea' to Championship clubs, while Steve Kabba is understood to have rejected a move to a Championship club after being transfer-listed by Sheffield United.

Magilton is also an admirer of Leeds United's David Healy but has been put off by his wage demands and the Northern Ireland striker has subsequently been linked with a move to Burnley.

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