Former Arsenal youth goalkeeper signs on at Coventry

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Reice Charles-Cook leaves Bury after one season, heading up a division to the Sky Blues.

Ex Arsenal youngster Reice Charles-Cook has joined Stephen Pressley's Coventry City revolution from League Two side Bury.

The goalkeeper didn't make the grade at the Gunners, but appears to be starting his ascent back up the Football League's in order to make a name for himself.

Charles-Cook made just two appearances for Bury after joining following his release from Arsenal, both coming in the latter months of the season.

Arsenal themselves have been on the look out for goalkeeping reinforcements this summer, and look to be about to land Colombian stopper David Ospina from Nice in the coming days. Though Charles-Cook may not be quite ready to deputise for Wojciech Szczesny, another year or two could see him reach Championship standard and cause Arsene Wenger to regret letting a promising individual leave. 

He departs Gigg Lane after one season and will now challenge for the vacant goalkeeping jersey at the Sky Blues, with Pressley's men eager to get back to the Championship as soon as possible.

Coventry had 10 points deducted before the start of last season, though managed to avoid relegation to League Two, even managing to go through a couple of promising spells during the year that saw them flirting with a surge towards the playoffs. They will seek to do considerably better in the coming campaign.

Sky Sports report the 20-year-old was being tracked by several Premier League and Championship clubs who saw the Londoner as a capable reserve, but the lure of possible first team football for Coventry has seen him sign another one-year deal, with the possibility of a further 12-month extension.

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