BBC Sport football


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 14:14 GMT, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:14 UK

Coventry complete Westwood deal

Keiren Westwood
Manchester-born Westwood spent four years at Brunton Park (Getty)

Coventry City have signed Carlisle United goalkeeper Keiren Westwood on a three-year deal for an initial fee of 500,000, which could rise to 750,000.

The 23-year-old was voted United's player of the year and named in the League One team of the season, before winning a Republic of Ireland call-up.

Boss Chris Coleman told City's website: "He is ready to take a step up.

"He is an excellent young keeper who has all the credentials to be a huge success here."

Carlisle boss John Ward told his club's website: "I think it was inevitable that he was going to go higher because everyone recognises the talent that he has.

"I am delighted for him on a personal level, because he has worked extremely hard."

see also
Coventry set to sign Gunnarsson
17 Jun 08 |  Coventry
Captain Hughes to leave Sky Blues
12 Jun 08 |  Coventry
Sky Blues set for European tour
12 Jun 08 |  Coventry
Carling Cup first-round draw news
13 Jun 08 |  League Cup
Carlisle deserve more - O'Hanlon
16 Jun 08 |  Carlisle

related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites