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Eastwood will need time - Coleman

Freddy Eastwood
Freddy Eastwood may need time to adjust to life at the Ricoh

Coventry City manager Chris Coleman insists new signing Freddy Eastwood must be given time to settle in.

The 24-year-old Wales striker only started 10 league games last season after mostly being kept on the bench by Wolves boss Mick McCarthy.

And Coleman has told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "We must not ask too much from him too soon because he did not play a lot of games last year.

"His natural ability is there and that is the main thing."

Eastwood is in Switzerland this week along with his new Sky Blues team-mates as part of their pre-season preparations.

The Sky Blues play Romanian side FC Brasov in Martigny on Wednesday night (1830 BST) before a game against local Swiss side Stade Nyonnais on Friday night (1930 BST).


see also
Eastwood fits the bill - Coleman
14 Jul 08 |  Coventry
Eastwood seals switch to Coventry
12 Jul 08 |  Coventry
Westwood nurtures dual ambitions
11 Jul 08 |  Coventry
Gunnarsson is determined to shine
09 Jul 08 |  Coventry


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