Sky Blues return for Hawkins
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Coventry City have re-signed former club trainee Colin Hawkins.
Coventry City have re-signed former youth trainee Colin Hawkins to an 18-month contract.
The Irish centre-back's career has come full circle after playing in Coventry's youth team back in the 1990s.
Hawkins has spent much of the last decade playing in the Eircom League with Bohemians and Shelbourne before returning to The Sky Blues for a trial this week.
The 29-year-old has impressed enough to earn a January move to The Ricoh Arena.
"It's very exciting to be here again," Hawkins told the club's official website. "It's 10 years since I left the City, so it's a great opportunity for me and I'm delighted to be here.
"I arrived over for a two-day trial and I was obviously impressed by the stadium, Adrian Heath and the whole coaching staff, so it was up to me to show what I could do on the pitch and luckily everything's worked out and I'm delighted that I signed an 18-month contract."
Meanwhile, Coventry have confirmed there was a training ground incident between two players on Wednesday.
According to reports, midfielder Michael Doyle and defender Robert Page both needed hospital treatment after a bust-up in training this week.
Doyle is thought to have needed surgery on his mouth after losing two front teeth, while Page allegedly broke his hand in the bust-up.
The Midlands club confirmed an incident had occurred in a statement on the club's official website.
"As we know, every footballer is passionate about their profession and training ground incidents happen at football clubs on a regular basis up and down the country," read the Coventry statement.
"The matter will be investigated internally and the club will take the course of action deemed most appropriate."