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Joe Cole extends Coventry City loan.

COLE, Joe 3Coventry City have this afternoon extended the loan of former England international Joe Cole until January 3rd 2016.

Cole, 34, initially joined the Club at the end of October and has made three appearances, scoring one goal.

After his debut at Rochdale, Cole immediately stated that he would love to spend the season with The Sky Blues to ensure game time, which has been extremely limited at parent-club Aston Villa.

Following on from both Gaël Bigirimana (Newcastle United) and Ben Turner (Cardiff City)  returning to the Club on loan this week, Cole has now followed suit and signed up to the Club until January however there had been speculation that new Villa boss Remi Garde, who replaced former City captain Tim Sherwood in the hot-seat would want to take Cole back to run the rule over the midfielder.

Speaking to the Club’s official website, manager Tony Mowbray was delighted with the extension, “The extension is all agreed with Aston Villa.

“He hasn’t put pen to paper yet but he’s about to. Once that’s done the loan will be until January 3rd.

“I’m having a meeting with Joe about putting a plan together of three weeks solid training.

“For Joe, it’s better for him to try and get fit and not chase the next game. It’s like a mini pre-season for him. He’s probably been playing with the Under-21s at Villa and so we’ll put that plan together to get him to train day, after day, after day with the group and all the extra stuff to do in the gym too.

“When he gets fully fit, we’ll have a footballer who is playing well below his talent level.”

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