Date: 13th February 2017 at 3:04pm
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Coventry City have made their final throw of the dice in their seemingly-doomed attempt to avoid relegation from League One, signing experienced forward Yakubu on a short-term deal until the end of the 2016/17 season.

The 34-year-old, well-known in English football from his spells with Middlesbrough, Portsmouth and Everton among others, has been without a club to date this season but has proven his fitness satisfactorily to Sky Blues manager Russell Slade.

With sixteen games of the campaign remaining and a gap of ten points between City and safety, it seems a forlorn hope that signing Yakubu can spark an upturn in fortunes for Slade’s men.

But, it is a signing that brings publicity and, perhaps, a positive impact on a dressing room that seems desperately short on both leadership and confidence.

Can the Nigerian bring either of those things, together with some goals, in what could be his swansong in the professional game?