Thorn wants Juke to play the Premier League tune

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Coventry City manager Andy Thorn is calling on striker Lukas Jutkiewicz to fire the club to the Barclays Premier League.

The Sky Blues held off interest from Middlesbrough on the final day of the transfer window for the 22-year-old, who will now stay on at the Ricoh Arena.

Following spells at Plymouth Argyle, Huddersfield Town and Motherwell, the English born forward is settled at the Npower Championship club, and manager Thorn is expecting big things.

"I brought Juke to the club so I know how good he is and his time will come," Thorn said.

"He'll play in the Premiership one day, and hopefully that will be with us.

"I think the world of him because he's got loads of talent but I think the world of Coventry as well and that's why it was important to keep him in the window.

"I've had a good chat to him and he's been as good as gold, completely professional about it throughout and is now looking forward to getting back to playing football."


While Thorn was able to warn off interest from Boro' for his star man, he did bring in Cody McDonald on a three-year deal from Norwich.

McDonald flourished in Npower League Two with Gillingham last season, and the boss is ecstatic to get his man.

"I've got what I wanted, to get Cody McDonald in and keep hold of Jutkiewicz and I want to just keep building on what we have been doing here," Thorn added.

"There's no pressure on Cody. He needs a couple of games to get going again but he looked pretty sharp in training. I can't wait to get into the lad and bed him in to the way we play."

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