Coventry City sign Leon Clarke

Coventry City have signed striker Leon Clarke on a two-year contract from Championship side Charlton Athletic.

The much travelled forward joins the League 1 side, after playing for as many as 14 clubs in his senior career at the age of 27.

After the loss of loanee striker David McGoldrick to Ipswich Town last week, the Sky Blues have acted quickly to add a forward to their ranks, with Clarke firing in a hat full of goals for Scunthorpe United this season.

Clarke, came in to the headlines for his brief spell at Swindon Town, where he clashed with Manager Paolo Di Canio regarding his work rate at the end of the match. He quickly left The County Ground, and has moved from club to club over the past two years.

Coventry City manager Mark Robins added on the clubs website:

"We knew it would be difficult to keep hold of David McGoldrick, so we've acted quickly,"

"We wanted to bring someone in that can score goals at this level and Leon can do that, as he has proven."

"We need to fully integrate him into the squad as we've been doing over the last couple of games," added Robins.

"He has shown, like he did against us this season, that he can give defences a torrid time and we believe he's the kind of player that can score a lot of goals for us."