Coventry City supporters are torn as to whether they want to see Mark Robins table a contract offer to sign Sunderland defender Tom Flanagan.
The 28-year-old, who joined the Black Cats in 2018, played as a central defender in the North East but is more versatile than many City fans realise.
He spent two seasons as a full-back for Burton Albion in the Championship where he was a regular partner of Sky Blues star Kyle McFadzean in defence.
During those back-to-back campaigns, he made 29-appearances as a left-back, ten as a right-back and only five as a central defender.
And even when Burton dropped their four-at-the-back system, Flanagan remained a regular as a wide player, scoring from left-midfield in both their 2-1 win over Reading and their 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
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But Sky Blues fans are fearful that, should Flanagan arrive, popular defender Michael Rose could be auctioned to the highest bidder with Leeds United and Bristol City said to be keen on him – but the club remain adamant that they are determined to keep hold of their 24-year-old Scotsman.
CoventryLive football writer, Tom Leach, wrote on Twitter: “I do not believe any chase for Tom Flanagan spells the departure of Michael Rose.
“The Sky Blues need at least [one other] back-up defender in the Championship and Flanagan would be a free acquisition and competition for [Kyle] McFadzean, Rose and [Dom] Hyam. “
And here is how Coventry fans responded to that post…