Wolves favoured over Sheffield Wednesday to land 18-goal striker

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are evens to land Coventry City striker Leon Clarke ahead of Championship clubs Sheffield Wednesday (5/2) and Leeds United (20/1).

SkyBet have opened a small market on the future of Coventry City striker Leon Clarke, with the Football League sponsor backing Wolverhampton Wanderers to land the player ahead of Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday.

The serial Championship 'nearly man' has been in terrific form since moving to Coventry City last season. And the 28-year-old finally started to deliver for the first time in his career, bagging 28 goals in 41 appearances for the Sky Blues.

The Wolverhampton born striker however seems keen to test himself once again at a higher level, after handing in a formal transfer request.

''I have received a formal transfer request from Leon,'' said Coventry development director Steve Waggot.

''There had been indications over the weekend that this would happen but I was only formally notified [Monday] morning after he arrived at the training ground.

''It's deeply disappointing when a player expresses a desire to leave the club in this way, especially when he has become such a firm favourite with supporters because of his performances over the past 12 months.''

It's unfair to begrudge the player of chance to finally prove his worth in the Championship, especially after some miserable spells there. 

But Coventry became the striker's 14th club, a tag that has earned him the label 'journeyman' and is something clubs should be wary of.

For a team in the Championship, or with Championship aspirations, the striker does come with a record of failures, therefore making him a big gamble to whoever takes him on.

The striker's highest scoring season at Championship level was in 2008/2009, notching up an underwhelming 8 goals in 29 games - A record he would desperately need to better if he is to prove himself in England's second-tier.

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