Coventry City have confirmed the signing of experienced defender Peter Ramage until the end of the season. The Whitley Bay-born centre back joins after a spell in Indian with Kerala Blasters.

The 32-year-old is certainly well used to playing his football in League One, as prior to his time in India he played over 20 times during a loan spell with Barnsley. Ramage began his career with Newcastle United and he made his first-team debut with the St James’ Park club in March 2005 in a UEFA Cup tie against Olympiakos.

He then played over 60 times for Queens Park Rangers in three-year spell, winning the Championship title with the R’s in 2011. He held loans at Birmingham City and Crystal Palace late on in his QPR career, before eventually making the move to Selhurst Park a permanent move.

Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray feels as though signing Ramage can only boost the squad and believes his experience in their promotion bid will be crucial,

“We’re delighted to get Peter into the club as he really has impressed us during his time training with us.

He has a wealth of experience behind him, with clubs in the Premier League or Championship which will be invaluable to the squad as the season progresses.

One of my main objectives in this transfer window was to add to our defensive options as we’ve been short in that area, especially over the Christmas period.

Peter is a player who I see challenging for a spot in my starting XI week-in, week-out and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Ramage could make his Coventry City debut next Tuesday when they face fellow promotion candidates Walsall at the Ricoh Arena.

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