Coventry City have secured the signature of Irish wide midfielder Stephen Hunt, the club have confirmed.

The 34-year-old had been training with the club for the past week and has earned himself a short-term contract with the League One promotion chasers.

Hunt has been without a club since his release from Championship side Ipswich Town in the summer, but he will now be trying to help Coventry with their efforts to secure promotion into England’s second tier.

The player is well experienced in the English game, having made over 140 Premier League appearances and near 220 appearances in the Championship and old Division 2. He is also capped internationally, featuring near 40 times for the Republic of Ireland.

Speaking about the signing with the club’s website, Coventry boss Tony Mowbray said that “Stephen has been training with the squad for over a week now and we’ve offered him a short-term contract to continue that opportunity to challenge for a place in our first-team.

“He has fantastic pedigree, both in the Premier League and at international level, and will give us another valuable option going forward.
“I’m sure he’ll be a positive influence in the dressing room and could maybe help some of our players with his experience.”
Hunt could feature in Coventry’s next fixture against promotion rivals Walsall in next week’s League One clash.

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