Yakubu joins Coventry on short term deal

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English Football League One side, Coventry City, have signed Yakubu Aiyegbeni till the end of the season.

The Sky Blues have brought in the 34-year-old based on his "wealth of top flight experience."

Coventry City manager Russell Slade further shed light on the signing of Yakubu and believes that the club have landed a player with "a terrific goal record."

The former Premier League star will stay at the club "on a deal running until May 2017, pending international clearance."

“We’re pleased to have secured the signing of Yakubu, who brings vast experience and a terrific goal record.

“His professional career speaks for itself, having scored consistently at the highest level of English football, and will act as a superb role model for the younger players.

“He is astute on the ball, has clear quality and presence, and we’ll continue to work on his match fitness as we prepare for the final 16 games of this season,” Slade told the club's website on Monday.

Yakubu has previously played in the Premier League for Everton, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Blackburn and also had stints in the Championship with Leicester City and Reading.

The striker will wear number 22 at Coventry City.