Sam Ricketts will be a key cog in Coventry City's squad next season, according to Sky Blues' boss Tony Mowbray.The experienced defender joined City on a one-year deal following his release from Wolverhampton Wanderers, becoming Coventry's second signing of the summer.
Ricketts captained Wolves to the Sky Bet League 1 title in 2013/14 and finished last season on loan at Swindon Town, playing in their Play-Off Final defeat to Preston North End at Wembley.
And Mowbray drew upon those experiences when explaining why he believes the 33-year-old will be vital in his team.
"You need quality players and to control games to get out of this league." - Ricketts. http://t.co/CuPz3BRJoP#PUSBpic.twitter.com/Bp4yp4DcU7— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) July 7, 2015
"Since I joined the club last season, I've spoke about the importance of leadership and experience in the dressing room,” the manager told ccfc.co.uk.
"Sam has a wealth of experience at Premier League and Championship level but also captained Wolves to the League 1 title where he was ever-present.
"He knows what it takes to get out of this division and can play across the back-line as well as in midfield.
"I'm delighted to see him sign up and I see him as a crucial member of our squad going into the 2015/16 season."