Lee Carsley has been handed the captain’s armband for this season after making a shock return to Coventry – and manager Aidy Boothroyd knows what to expect from his on-field leader.
Boothroyd clearly had Carsley in mind for the job when signing the player. “He's a natural captain and leader who won't take any nonsense or anybody not giving their all so I'm delighted to have him here.”
A definite role of midfield general, both on and off the pitch, will need to be played by Lee Carsley this season.
"Not only will he be captain but he'll help me, the players and the staff build a character here that doesn't accept mediocrity and push people to all they can be”.
From the quotes both coming from Carsley and Boothroyd, it looks like a coaching role could be on the cards once Lee’s playing career is over. This in my opinion is what has been missing from the Coventry setup for a number of years, players the clearly know the club and what the fans expecting, coaching the younger players coming through the ranks once their playing days are over.
Lee Carsley is expecting to make an appearance tomorrow night in a friendly against Shrewsbury Town. Lee missed out on the Sky Blues 2-0 victory over Walsall on Saturday, due to lack of match fitness.
Lukas Jutkiewicz has become the Sky Blues sixth signing of the summer transfer window.
Negotiations hit a stumbling block last week, as a report loan deal for the 21 year old was setup. The stumbling block however, was Everton’s insistence on a permanent move for the player, which was finally complete today.
The actual fee for the deal remains undisclosed, but a rumoured 200k exchanged hands between the two clubs for the Southampton born player.