17th Jul, 2019

Coventry United's men's and women's sides ring the changes

Ben Tyler 17th Jun, 2019 Updated: 17th Jun, 2019

THE CHANGES are being sounded at Coventry United, with a number of personnel changes being made to the men’s and ladies’ teams during the pre-season break.

Goalkeeper Brendan Bunn has joined Southern League Division One Central side Halesowen Town after earning the opportunity to test himself at a higher level during an impressive season at Butts Park Arena.

He kept eight clean sheets in 30 appearances during the 2018/19 season, and even made an outing in a red and green shirt when playing outfield against Bolehall Swifts in a cup game.

Upon the transfer being announced, Bunn tweeted out his gratitude to the club and said: “Thank you to everyone involved with the club, it’s been a pleasure and I wish everybody linked with the club all the best.”

He follows defender Lewis Ison out of the door at United, who has moved to Nuneaton Borough.

Ison re-joined the club in December following a frustrating injury hit spell that hampered his time at League 1 side Bristol Rovers, and made a further ten appearances for Coventry.

His stint allowed him to regain full fitness and earn his latest move to the Southern Premier League Central outfit.

Vice-captain Dominik Alleyne and Luke Downes have both committed themselves to the club for the forthcoming campaign – Alleyne will be returning for a third year with United, whilst Downes now enters into his second season.

Meanwhile, Coventry United Ladies have said their goodbyes to Rosie McDonnell, Tash Merritt and Lois Jeffries ahead of their debut season in the FA Women’s Championship.

McDonnell leaves after two years at the club, appearing 47 times in all and scoring five times for United, whilst Merritt became renowned for being a midfield enforcer after 28 appearances in a red and green shirt.

Prolific goalscorer Jeffries broke through the development ranks to appear for the first team half-way through the 2017/18 season, becoming a regular for the side thereafter.

She fired 20 goals in 40 appearances, but now looks for a new challenge elsewhere.

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