19th Nov, 2018

Highly-rated Coventry City midfielder Tom Bayliss signs new four-year deal

HIGHLY-RATED midfielder Tom Bayliss has agreed a new four-year deal with Coventry City.

The 19-year-old has committed his future to the Sky Blues, following his breakthrough year last season – helping City win promotion to League One.

A Coventry City spokesperson said: “Last season, at 18 years of age, Tom made his debut in a Checkatrade Trophy match against West Bromwich Albion Under-21s at the Ricoh Arena.

“He would then make his first start against Cheltenham Town back in December and the midfielder scored within minutes of kick-off.

“Bayliss would then keep his place in the starting eleven for the remainder of the season, scoring six goals in 32 appearances during the 2017/18 season, which ended with victory at Wembley in the League Two Play-Off Final.

“Tom was then rewarded for his performances this past summer, when he was called up to the England Under-19 side for the European Championships in Finland.

“The midfielder won two international caps during his time with his country, before returning to the City side for the start of the 2018/19 season.”

Tom said: “It’s been a long time coming.

“I can’t thank the manager, my family and everyone who has helped me along the way for all their support, they’ve been brilliant.

“I just feel like this is the place where I can really develop and kick on in my career and hopefully help the team get out of this league.

“It’s been brilliant for me and my development here and for the players and the gaffer to put this much faith in me, I feel like I’m an important part here and I’ve really enjoyed my time in the first team and I don’t feel like it’s my time to go anywhere.”

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