Coventry City and Barnsley have now thrown their hats into the ring in the race to sign N.E.C Nijmegen striker Michael Higdon, according to the Sunday People.

The 30-year-old former Crewe and Motherwell striker had been in talks with newly promoted Chesterfield but they broke down due to his wage demands. Higdon scored 14 goals in 32 Eredivisie games last season and is available after his club’s relegation from the Dutch top flight.

Higdon also won the Scottish PFA’s Players’ Player of the Year back in 2012/13 after scoring 27 in 43 games for Motherwell and has that predatory instinct needed by both teams for the upcoming season. Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley is keen to add a striker to his squad and having been a former teammate of Higdon at Falkirk, he knows what the Englishman can bring to the table.

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