Coventry City Football Club has today announced which players it wants to retain after promotion to League One – including influential skipper Michael Doyle – and some who will be let go.
Loanees on the returning list include striker Jonson Clarke-Harris who has made a positive impact since coming in January from parent club Rotherham.
A statement on the CCFC website reads: “We are delighted to confirm the one-year extension option to the contract of Midfielder Michael Doyle has been triggered, with the Sky Blues captain’s contract now expiring on 30th June 2019.
“The club has engaged with Dominic Hyam (defender who signed from Reading last year on a two-year contract) regarding extending his contract for a further year.
“Meanwhile, Devon Kelly-Evans, Dion Kelly-Evans, Kyel Reid and Bilal Sayoud will be leaving the Sky Blues after the conclusion of their contracts with the club.
“21 year old forward Devon made 18 appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring one goal against Exeter last September, while Dion made a total of 40 appearances, with the defender having debuted in May 2016 and appearing in the 2017 Checkatrade Trophy Final win.
“Reid started in the Checkatrade Trophy Final win, and appeared off the bench in the Play-Off Final victory over Exeter City. Having joined the Sky Blues in July 2016, Reid made 50 appearances and scored 2 goals for the club.
“Sayoud played one first-team game for the Sky Blues, at Walsall in the Checkatrade Trophy in October.
“We’d like to wish Devon, Dion, Kyel and Bilal the best of luck in their future.”
PLAYERS OUT OF CONTRACT AND RELEASED:
CONTRACT OPTION EXERCISED:
Michael Doyle – one year extension to June 2019
RE-ENGAGEMENT – ENTERED INTO NEGOTIATIONS:
PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT:
LOAN PLAYERS RETURNED TO PARENT CLUBS:
Josh Barrett (Reading)
Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United)
Jordan Maguire-Drew (Brighton & Hove Albion)