O'Brien Joins Coventry

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 24 May 2017

Coventry City have have signed their second Portsmouth player in the close season by bringing goalkeeper Liam O'Brien to the Ricoh Arena.

The 25-year-old will leave Pompey when his contract expires, having made just three appearances in the Checkatrade Trophy this season with the highlight being his penalty saves in the shootout defeat to Reading Reserves.

O'Brien deserves a crack at first-team football but was never likely to see it under Paul Cook. With David Forde returning to Millwall, Liam's depature means Alex Bass is the recognised goalkeeper at the club but there's plenty of time for that to change.

Coventry's transfer policy has raised a few laughs amongst Pompey fans as O'Brien joins Michael Doyle and ex-loanees Marc McNulty and Dom Hyam at the Sky Blues whilst Carl Baker has been linked with a move back to the midlands.

At this rate Coventry could be known as "Portsmouth B" and could feature as Pompey's entry into the Checkatrade Trophy if the Blues can win promotion again next season!

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