Sky Blues trial Belgian keeper
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Sky Blues will be without the services of Ward for up to two months after he was sidelined with a back injury.
The 31-year-old had just signed a one-year deal at Highfield Road earlier this month to become the back-up custodian to new number one Scott Shearer, having rejected a fresh deal with former club Walsall.
Volders joins the West Midlands club from troubled Belgian side Lommel, who were relegated last season for having financial problems.
The keeper has impressed Coventry City's coaching staff in training and could sign a short-term deal to help plug the club's shortfall in the custodial department.
"Coventry are now pleased," stated Volders. "However, they are still to make a decision.
"One thing is for sure, in the past months, there has been a lot of rubbish."
The Lommel man was referring to the situation at his previous club, who were declared bankrupt, and forced to put all their players up for sale.
He underwent a trial with Wolves earlier in the close season.
"We are going to have to speak to Mark and his agent about maybe bringing him in as cover," commented assistant boss Eric Black.
"First we have to decide if he is someone capable of coming in, whether for two days or two years, so we are still going through that process and when that's decided we can look at the conditions of any contract."
Meanwhile, Sky Blues striker Julian Joachim has made a financial gesture to the club which could see him work his way back into McAllister's plans.
The 28-year-old was transfer listed at the end of last season, along with other high wage earners on the club's books, but has agreed to waive the appearance bonuses that he would otherwise be entitled to if he played in the first team.
Joachim had been frozen out of the first team squad this pre-season and admitted that he may have had to move on in order to get more playing time.