Coventry seal moves for Hyam & O’Brien

Liam O'Brien



Goalkeeper Liam O’Brien was released by Dagenham after their relegation from the Football League

Coventry City have agreed to sign Reading defender Dominic Hyam and Portsmouth goalkeeper Liam O’Brien.

Both players will begin two-year deals on 1 July, with 21-year-old centre-back Hyam departing the Royals, having not made a first-team appearance.

O’Brien, 25, was not offered new terms at the end of his second Pompey spell.

“Dominic is a strong and aggressive centre half, who comes from a very good academy set-up,” Coventry boss Mark Robins told the Sky Blues’ website.

Although he did not break through at Reading, Hyam does have League Two experience following a loan spell at Dagenham and Redbridge last season.

O’Brien, meanwhile, did not make a first-team appearance in his first spell at Portsmouth, and went on loan to Eastbourne Borough.

He later played for Barnet and Dagenham, before returning to Portsmouth in August 2016 on a short-term deal.

“Liam is a quality goalkeeper, who we will be working hard with to maximise his potential,” Robins added.

“We are building a club, not just a team, for our short-term and long-term aims.”

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