The left-back completed his latest loan stint at the Ricoh Arena with Wednesday's hard-fought 1-0 win over league leaders Tranmere.
But Sky Blues boss Mark Robins had been working hard to strike an agreement with parent club Sunderland and that finally paid off on Thursday afternoon.
Midfielder James Bailey continues to be monitored having picked up a knock in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area semi-final victory over Preston last week.
David Bell made a long-awaited recovery from his injury problems to make the bench against Rovers and will hope to included in the matchday 18 once again.
City are currently 10th in the npower League One table, just three points off the play-offs.