Coventry City have today confirmed the loan signing of former Wigan Athletic midfielder Chris McCann, on a short term deal from the 1st August until the 31st December 2016.
McCann spent the majority of his playing career at Burnley, before making the switch to Wigan in 2013. The midfielder was part of the side that won automatic promotion to the Championship with the Latics last season, making 40 appearances and scoring four goals.
McCann will join his new club Atlanta United for their inaugural MLS season in January 2017, with their campaign set to kick-off in March 2017. McCann has joined up with the Sky Blues squad for training over the past week and becomes City’s fourth new signing of the summer.
Speaking about the signing Coventry City Manager Tony Mowbray said, “Chris is a player who has played most of his football at a higher level and stands out in League One. I’ve got no doubt he will add both quality and experience to our midfield.
He was a crucial part of the Wigan Athletic side who won this league last year and I’ve already seen a good mix of ability and tenacity from him. I want a team who are prepared to play football but also dig in and compete. For that, you need players who can keep the ball in tight areas and play but also have a bit of bite.
Chris has these attributes and I’m delighted to welcome another signing to the club ahead of next season.”