Coventry City are eyeing a move to bring Oldham Athletic striker Craig Davies to the Ricoh Arena, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Coventry boss Mark Robins is looking for an experienced centre-forward who can lead the line and get goals, a man of a certain age who can add plenty of nous but is also capable of scoring and is said to have identified Davies as a January target.

Davies has experience in the Championship as well as League One and League Two having played for a number of clubs across the Football League. He has scored 13 goals in 29 matches for Oldham this season who are in a League One relegation battle.

Coventry have only netted 28 goals this season in 27 league games, holding back their promotion push. Marc McNulty is the leading scorer with ten league goals this term and the second top scorer Duckens Nazon has returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers after his half season loan spell.

City were rumoured to have missed out on Northampton Town striker Marc Richards this week, who opted to join Swindon Town on a free transfer, according to the Coventry Telegraph.

Mark Robins has made one signing this window, he secured the signature of Jordan Maguire-Drew from Brighton and Hove Albion. The winger, who can also play as a striker, has signed on loan with the Sky Blues until 31st May 2018.

Young midfielder Jordan Shipley agreed a contract extension at Coventry City, until June 2020. The 20 year-old has broken into the side this season, making 22 appearances so far this campaign in all competitions and is on a run of 10 consecutive league starts.

Portsmouth have also been linked with Davies as he continues to attract interest this winter.  Kenny Jackett has already been busy this transfer window signing Wolves duo Sylvain Deslandes and Connor Ronan on loan for the remainder of the season.


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