Stephen Elliott signs for Coventry City
Former Republic of Ireland international striker Stephen Elliott has joined Coventry City on a one-year-deal after being released by SPL side Hearts.
Elliott, 28, had been with the Scottish Premier League side since 2010, but was not offered a new contract despite helping the club lift the Scottish Cup. The former Belvedere and Stella Maris youth moved to England to join Manchester City after scoring five goals in a trial match. He only made two league appearances for City before moving to Mick McCarthy’s Sunderland in 2004. The Dubliner also spent time at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, and Norwich City before moving to Hearts in 2010.
Between 2004 and 2006, Elliott made nine appearances for Ireland, scoring one goal, against Cyprus in 2006 World Cup qualifying. Coventry City manager Andy Thorn hopes that Eliott’s international experience will help him influence some of the younger players at the club. “We are really pleased to be able to get Stephen,” Thorn told the club’s official website. “We’ve got some really talented young players here but we want to supplement that with experience too and Stephen brings that.
“He works extremely hard for the team and can bring other players into play and we are delighted that he wants to be part of what we believe can be a winning team here at Coventry next season. I know there were clubs from the Championship very interested in Stephen but our hard work has paid off in bringing him here.”
Coventry kick off their 2012-23 nPower League One season away at Yeovil Town on August 18th.