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Coventry reject second Clarke bid

Coventry manager Steven Pressley has confirmed the club have rejected a second offer from Wolves for top scorer Leon Clarke.

The 28-year-old, who has netted 18 goals so far this season, expressed his desire to leave the Sky Blues when he handed in a transfer request following the recent draw with Crawley.

But Coventry have resisted approaches from Sky Bet League One rivals Wolves and it remains to be seen whether the promotion chasers come back in with a third bid.

"We know Leon wants to go and when he handed in the transfer request, he made that very clear to everyone at the club," Pressley said as he looked ahead to Tuesday's clash with Leyton Orient.

"When a player wants to go and he is not being let go, he is going to be frustrated. We will only do a deal if it is right for the football club and we have to ensure that happens.

"He will only move on, on our terms. He is contracted to the club for another 18 months and he has to respect that.

"The current situation is that we've had a second offer in from him but it didn't meet our valuation so it could go right to the wire with Leon."

Pressley also confirmed that Clarke could miss Coventry's trip to second-placed Orient as he struggles to overcome a foot injury picked up in Friday's FA Cup defeat at Arsenal.