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Midfielder Chris McCann signs for Coventry

Midfielder Chris McCann will join Coventry on loan until the turn of the year ahead of the 2017 MLS season.

The Irishman, who left Wigan last season, will be back in League One with the Sky Blues from August 1 until December 31 and will join his new club Atlanta United for their inaugural MLS campaign in January 2017, with the league in America set to kick-off again in March.

"Chris is a player who has played most of his football at a higher level and stands out in League One. I've got no doubt he will add both quality and experience to our midfield," Coventry boss Tony Mowbray told the club's official website.

"Chris was a crucial part of the Wigan side who won this league last year and I've already seen a good mix of ability and tenacity from him. I want a team who are prepared to play football but also dig in and compete. For that, you need players who can keep the ball in tight areas and play but also have a bit of bite.

"Chris has these attributes and I'm delighted to welcome another signing to the club ahead of next season."

McCann spent the majority of his career at Burnley before moving to Wigan in 2013. He was part of the side that won automatic promotion to the Championship last season, making 40 appearances and scoring four goals for Latics.

The 29-year old has been training with the Coventry squad for the past week and becomes City's fourth summer signing.


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