Coventry City’s opening day opponents have bolstered their squad ahead of Saturday’s Championship clash.

The Sky Blues make the trip to Bristol City in their first league game of the new season this weekend.

And the Robins have added a new face in the build-up to the match, with midfielder Chris Brunt putting pen to paper.

The 35-year-old left West Bromwich Albion at the end of last term after his contract came to an end, and has now signed a one-year deal at Ashton Gate.

“It’s brilliant to have secured Chris’ services because he is a player who is going to be very useful to us on and off the field,” head coach Dean Holden told the club website.

“He’s technically very good, with an accurate pass, and a leader with a strong voice who will be a great teacher to the younger players.

“That is important to the development of this squad and I’m really looking forward to working with Chris in the season ahead.”

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Brunt says he is eager to get going, when the Sky Blues come to town.

“I’m delighted to be here, hopefully get a good bit of training under my belt this week and hit the ground running on Saturday,” he said.

“That’ll be the main thing, my experience, I’ve played a lot of football over the last 15 years or so!

“It’s a young, enthusiastic squad so hopefully I can help a few of them along as well.

“The manager has been great with me, getting me down to look around and I’m delighted I did.”





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