Coventry City Sign Matty James From Leicester on Loan
We are delighted to confirm the signing of Matty James on loan for the remainder of the season. #PUSB
— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) January 6, 2021
Loan to Barnsley
Matty James spent the opening part of the 2019/20 season on loan with fellow Championship side Barnsley and featured 15 times for the club.
However, he is now set to spend the remainder of the campaign with Coventry instead.
The 29-year old has bags of Championship experience, having played over 120 times in the second tier so far during his career. In addition, he can come in and play straight away for the club in the FA Cup this weekend.
Matty James Struggled for Gametime at Leicester Before Coventry Move
He’s struggled to break into the first-team picture for parent club Leicester over the last few seasons, so another loan move to Coventry will be beneficial to both the player and the club.
Speaking to the club’s official website about the signing, boss Mark Robins said: “Matty is a player with great ability and brings to the squad leadership and experience in an important position. He has impressed previously for Leicester City at this level and also in the Premier League, as well as in his loan spell at Barnsley earlier this season, and we look forward to working with him.”
Started Career at Preston
James started his career at Preston North End as a young 18-year old and after featuring 28 times for the Lilywhites. He then made the move to Leicester where he has been ever since.
He’s played over 100 games for the Foxes and even has experience at the highest level, playing over 40 games in the Premier League too – the experience of which could be valuable to Coventry this season as they bid to stay in the second tier of English football.
His stint at Barnsley earlier this season was his second loan spell at the club and now he begins yet another loan spell now with the Sky Blues for the remainder of the campaign.