FORMER jailbird Marlon King has made his return to professional football completing a protracted move to Coventry City.
After serving half of an 18-month sentence for sexual assault and causing actual bodily harm, the striker has signed a one-year deal at the Ricoh Arena.
King said: “I am very grateful for the chance Coventry City have given me.”
His career’s future had been in doubt after his contract was terminated by then employers Wigan in the aftermath of the well-publicised incident.
Manager Aidy Boothroyd said: “When I managed Marlon at Watford he was a first class professional and I fully expect that to be the case at Coventry City.
“He’s been working very hard with us in an attempt to regain his fitness.
“He has looked sharp in training and in a couple of reserve matches but we will have to assess very carefully when he is ready for the step into Championship football.”