Another new arrival for Coventry City
THE SIGNING of Lukas Jutkiewicz (I'm sure that name will keep the commentators busy this season) manifests perfectly the direction in which Coventry City should be heading. He is a player who no-doubt fits the bill for Ray Ranson; young, hungry to succeed and reasonably priced.
This transfer policy has been greatly successful for the club since Ranson's arrival, and long may it continue to be. Some may argue that signing young players and proceeding to sell them after a few seasons is not the best way to run a football club, but I've come to accept that this is just the way that football works. The club's books are balanced, and the fans are able to enjoy watching talented young players plying their trade for the Sky Blues.
This is not to say, however, that any good young player who plays for City is destined to up sticks and leave if he finds a rich vein of form. Although rare nowadays, some players may even choose to show a degree of loyalty to the club who put their faith in them, perhaps deciding to sign a contract extension and commit to the club for even longer (go on Keiren, you know you want to).
For what's believed to be around ÃÂ£500,000 we're getting a player with a good goal scoring record and potential by the bucket load.
The length of his name may be the cause of some animosity amongst fans, with the club shop charging by the letter those who yearn for "Jutkiewics" to grace the back of their replica shirts, but this can hopefully be overlooked and the Sky Blue faithful will without doubt welcome the young attacker into our midst.
He's a player who arrives with a point to prove, as is often the case when a sizeable (but justified in this case...hopefully) transfer fee is paid. Boothroyd describes him as "not your average striker", with the ability to score with his left foot, right foot, head, or indeed any suitable body part.
A clever player who's known to impress with his movement, Jutkiewicz is insistent on letting the fans make their own minds up. A couple of bad performances and we can guarantee their minds will be made up.
If all goes well, we can hopefully expect much more of this; a net busting goal from the best game to grace Scotland for many a year: