Coventry City have this afternoon bolstered their attacking options further with the additions of two loan signings.
Striker Chuba Akpom has signed on a youth-loan until the end of the season from Premier League side Arsenal, whilst winger Michael Petrasso has joined on an initial 28-day loan from Championship side Queen’s Park Rangers.
Akpom made his Premier League debut for The Gunners earlier this season against Sunderland before heading out on a one-month loan to fellow League One side Brentford, where he made four appearances.
Akpom also came off the bench in the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup for Arsenal, in what have been his only senior appearances for the club so far.
City manager Steven Pressley, when speaking to the official club website, said: “We’ve been looking to add options to our forward line and Chuba is an exciting young player who we’re delighted to bring in.
“He is a young player who is hungry to prove himself, and hunger is certainly a key attribute at this football club.
“We’ve got a lot of games left this season and I hope Chuba will be able to help us get the results we need.”
Fellow signing Michael Petrasso also arrives from London, and the 18 year old Candian winger has already featured against the Sky Blues this season, in a 15 game loan spell at Oldham Athetic.
In his two months at Boundary Park, Petrasso scored one goal.
“Michael is one player we’ve been watching for a while so we are delighted to get him in the building.
“He played for Oldham against us and we were impressed by his work-rate and speed during that performance.
“He is young and hungry so we think he will be a valuable addition for us.”
Akpom will take over the vacant number 9 shirt following the departure of Leon Clarke, whilst Petrasso will wear shirt 27.