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Veteran Ireland international signs for the Sky Blues on a one-year contract following his contract expiry at Hull City

Coventry City have completed the signing of Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane on a one-year contract following his release from Hull City.

The 35-year-old has spent the last few seasons on loan at Huddersfield and Derby County but left the KC Stadium at the end of last season after three years at the club.

Kilbane has been capped 110 times for Ireland and will bring a wealth of experience to the Ricoh Arena and Sky Blues boss Andy Thorn noted that it was this experience that encouraged him to sign the former Everton defender.

Speaking to Coventry's official website, he said: "[Kevin Kilbane] brings bags of experience to our squad and he will complement the younger players we have here and will help bring them on.

"Not only will he be an asset on the pitch, he will be a big player in the dressing room too so I am really pleased that we have acted quickly to bring him in." Thorn added.

Coventry were relegated from the Championship last season and begin their quest for promotion back to England’s second tier with a trip to Yeovil Town.

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