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Yakubu Aiyegbeni signs for Coventry City on short-term deal

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Yakubu of Blackburn in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Fulham at Ewood park o
Image: Yakubu Aiyegbeni's last spell in the Premier League came with Blackburn Rovers, when he scored 17 goals in the 2011-12 campaign

Former Everton and Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has signed for Sky Bet League One side Coventry City until the end of the season.

Coventry manager Russell Slade had confirmed the club would be looking to sign the 34-year-old former Nigeria international if he could prove his fitness when training with the Sky Blues - who sit bottom of the league.

Yakubu, who also has Premier League experience with Middlesbrough and Portsmouth, has now penned a deal that will see him stay at Coventry until May 2017 - pending international clearance - with the club looking to avoid relegation to the fourth tier of English football.

"We're pleased to have secured the signing of Yakubu, who brings vast experience and a terrific goal record," Slade told Coventry's official website.

Yakubu spent four years at Everton
Image: Yakubu scored 15 Premier League goals in his first season with Everton

"His professional career speaks for itself, having scored consistently at the highest level of English football, and he will act as a superb role model for the younger players.

"He is astute on the ball, has clear quality and presence, and we'll continue to work on his match fitness as we prepare for the final 16 games of this season."

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Yakubu recently returned to England following a spell in the Turkish Super Lig side Kayserispor.

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