Coventry defender Elliott Ward has rejected the chance to sign a loan deal at Notts County.

The centre-back, 24, has slipped down the pecking order at the Ricoh Arena of late and the recent arrival of Richard Wood has thrown his first-team involvement further into jeopardy.

The Magpies registered an interest in Ward earlier this week but he has turned down the prospect of a loan switch, although that may not be the end of the matter.

Sky Blues boss Chris Coleman said: "Elliott has turned down the chance to move, albeit on loan, but something might happen in January."

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