Coventry sign Joe Cole on free transfer from Aston Villa

Date published: Thursday 7th January 2016 8:52

Sky Bet League One side Coventry have signed former England international Joe Cole on a free transfer from Aston Villa.

The 34-year-old has signed a deal until the end of the season after being on loan at the Ricoh Arena since October.

Cole won the Barclays Premier League and FA Cup three times during his time with Chelsea and earned 56 caps for England.

The midfielder has made seven appearances so far this season for the Sky Blues and boss Tony Mowbray has praised his impact for the side, who are currently fourth in the Sky Bet League One.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Mowbray said: “Since he joined the club, I’ve really enjoyed working with Joe and delighted to see him sign on for the rest of the season.

“Our staff have worked hard with him to build up his fitness and physicality, and we’ve seen Joe really buy into what we’re trying to do here.

“He’s great to have around the dressing room and the rest of the squad feed off his experience, and I’m sure it’ll have a positive impact on our younger players as well.

“I only see his performances for the club getting better and he is a fantastic option to have from now until the end of the season.”

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