CELTIC flop Marc-Antoine Fortune has teamed up again with Tony Mowbray – six years after joining the Hoops in a whopping £3.8million deal.
The striker scored only 10 goals in 32 league appearances for the Hoops after his megabucks move from French outfit AS Nancy in 2009,
Neil Lennon, who took over from the sacked Mowbray in March the following year after a humiliating 4-0 loss at St Mirren, sold the player to West Brom for an undisclosed fee only a year after his arrival.
Fortune, now 34, had a season-long loan spell at the Hawthorns when Mowbray was manager of the Midlands side.
Now the pair have been reunited for the third time at English third tier team Coventry City where the French-Guinean has agreed a one-year deal.
Fortune insisted he had other options in French top-flight football, but wanted to rejoin his old gaffer at the Sky Blues.
He admitted: “I still want to play at a top level, so if I can go up with Coventry, then I will. That’s why I came here – I think the club and the fans are really exciting.
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“I needed to train to play and I was very happy when Tony Mowbray gave me the chance to come here. He puts the players in the best position to be 100 per cent every weekend – he tries to play a good style of football and wants the team to be victorious for the fans.”
Fortune added: “I bring experience to a young squad. I am competing for a place and want to be part of that squad.
“They have welcomed me very well. I won’t put any pressure on the young players, but if I see something I will try to help them be better. If they want to listen, they will.
“It is a tough league. When I was playing at West Brom. Wigan or Celtic and we had a Cup game against lower division teams, it was always difficult because they try to keep the clean sheet first and play on the counter-attack.”
Mowbray said: “I have no worries with him. When he’s playing at full capacity, I am sure he will do well this season.”