"To say we are disappointed is an understatement. We gave Mark a three-year contract which we saw as a long-term appointment.
“Added to this, Mark was able to bring in those members of staff that he requested, plus we gave a considerable financial commitment in terms of players brought in during the loan windows to ensure that we had a strong, competitive team on the pitch.
"Over the last few months, we have had several clubs interested in securing Mark's services and we have fought off multiple approaches. We made every effort to ensure he stayed with us.
“Once it became obvious that there was no way forward we had no choice but to eventually allow him to speak to Huddersfield."
Coventry City have signed striker David McGoldrick, who is on loan from Nottingham Forest until January 2013.
“David has been a target for several weeks now but it looked, until today, like there was no possibility of bringing him here. “When I was alerted that he might be available, I spoke to Richard Shaw and Lee Carsley, and we made the move and we have beaten several other clubs who were interested in him. “He gives the club a very different option up front because he is quick and can get in behind defences so that will add to the manager’s options in attack.”
– Steve Waggott, Coventry City development director