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Lee Camp signs deal with Coventry City one month after training with Sheffield Wednesday

Coventry City have signed free agent Lee Camp on an emergency deal one month after he was spotted training with Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

The Sky Blues official website have announced the signing as a short-term deal.

Camp, 36, has plenty of Championship experience having played for Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers, Rotherham United and Birmingham City.

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Coventry were allowed to sign Camp as an emergency after an injury sustained to fellow goalkeeper Marko Marosi on Wednesday in the win over Cardiff City.

But things could have been very different for the Northern Ireland international.

Camp was spotted training at Middlewood Road last month as former Wednesday manager Garry Monk may have contemplated a move for the experienced shot-stopper.

Monk opted against including Keiran Westwood in his 25-man squad, and perhaps he saw Camp as an ideal third-choice behind Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith.

Camp was a regular starter under Monk at St Andrew’s for Birmingham City.

Ultimately, a deal with the Owls never materialised and Camp now joins a league rival.

Wednesday, meanwhile, have welcomed fellow experienced goalkeeper Westwood back into the fold at Hillsborough following Tony Pulis’s arrival as manager.

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The 36-year-old was immediately brought back into the first-team for Pulis’s debut at Preston North End, while playing 13 minutes in midweek before coming off injured.

The Owls and Coventry both sit in the bottom four currently and the two teams face each other at Hillsborough on December 19 in what could be a decisive game.

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