Stephen Hunt joins Joe Cole at Coventry City

Former Ireland winger makes the drop down to League One

Stephen Hunt joins Joe Cole at Coventry City

Stephen Hunt ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

After clinching the signings of ex-England star Joe Cole and Peter Ramage, League One team Coventry have brought in another player with top-flight experience.

Stephen Hunt has joined the club on a short-term deal.

The former Ireland winger had been without a club after leaving Ipswich in the summer.

"I believe I should be playing in the Championship but I said to myself that if I was going to drop down, I'd want to come to a club on the top and at the top end of the league," he told the Coventry City website.

"Of course, I like to earn a longer-term deal which will keep me here until the end of the season as there is a great group of players here who can achieve something this season."

Coventry are fourth in League One, three points off an automatic promotion place to the second tier.