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King finally signs for Coventry

Marlon King has made his return to professional football with a move to Coventry until the end of the season. The 30-year-old's future in the game came under scrutiny immediately after he was released from prison back in late July having served half of an 18-month sentence for sexual assault and causing actual bodily harm.

But after signing at the Ricoh Arena, King said: "I am very grateful for the chance Coventry City have given me and I look forward to working with Aidy (Boothroyd) again.

"I will be working hard to repeat the success we had when we last worked together (at Watford)."

King saw his contract terminated by then employers Wigan in the aftermath of the well-publicised incident but, shortly after his release, was invited by former Watford manager Boothroyd to train with Coventry. After much uncertainty, however, Boothroyd has today finally got his man and King is expected to make his Sky Blues debut in Saturday's home clash against Preston.

Boothroyd said: "When I managed Marlon at Watford he was a first class professional and I fully expect that to be the case at Coventry City.

"He's been working very hard with us in an attempt to regain his fitness.

"He has looked sharp in training and in a couple of reserve matches but we will have to assess very carefully when he is ready for the step into Championship football."

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