Coventry City have been busy in the summer transfer window, drafting in ten players to date to boost Mark Robins’s Championship squad.

But what about the ones that went the other way – the players who left the Sky Blues, either because their contracts were up and no longer wanted, or in two cases at least, sold?

Where did they end up and how are they getting on at their respective new clubs as they embark on the next chapter of their playing careers?

Here we take a look at ten players who have moved to pastures new in the last few months.

Jordi Hiwula:

The biggest name to leave the Sky Blues this summer has to be former Manchester City academy graduate Jordy Hiwula.

The 26-year-old made a total of 61 appearances and scored 17 goals in his two years with Coventry.

Although he enjoyed his best spell in Robins’s side in 2018/19, when he ended up as leading scorer on 13 goals, he was limited to just 18 appearances and scored four times last season, slipping out of the first team picture by December.

He joined Coventry from then Premier League Huddersfield Town, having scored goals on loan at Fleetwood and Bradford City in League One.

But, surprisingly, Hiwula is currently without a club.



Zain Westbrooke:

Westbrooke was a surprise departure in the summer, being sold to Bristol Rovers in League One for an undisclosed fee.

The hugely likeable midfielder joined the Gas on a three year deal and has started all four of the club’s games of the new season, albeit yet to be on the winning side as Ben Garner’s team prop up the division. An opening day draw at Sunderland wasn’t too bad but that was followed up by a home defeat by Ipswich and heavy loss at Doncaster.

Charlie Wakefield:

The 22-year-old winger joined the Sky lues on a free transfer from Chelsea in January 2019, having previously worked with City coach Adi Viveash at Stamford Bridge.

The rapid player, however, had a history of a severe hamstring injury and continued to struggle with his fitness during his 18 months at Coventry and was eventually released.

He remains without a club at the moment.



Zain Westbrooke celebrates his goal against Lincoln

Jak Hickman:

The former West Brom academy kid joined the Sky Blues youth set up and came up through the ranks, eventually getting into the first team in the EFL Trophy, making two appearances.

But he fell spectacularly out of favour when he posted a holiday video on social media, sparking an internal investigation and resulting in disciplinary action and the 22-year-old winger/full-back being transfer listed.

He finally left City in the summer and was snapped up by League Two Bolton Wanderers, for whom he played for 76 minutes on his league debut – a 2-0 defeat at Gillingham – and 65 minutes in a 2-0 home defeat by Newport County.



Jordan Ponticelli:

The 21-year-old joined the Sky Blues four years ago and has gone on to make 30 appearances, scoring six goals and being part of the side that won promotion from League Two in the 2017/18 campaign.

He had a decent spell at National League Wrexham at the back end of last season and the Welsh club followed that up buy taking him on a permanent contract in August, paying an undisclosed fee for the locally-born striker.

Ponticelli is yet to play this season as non-league are yet to get their campaign up and running.

Callum Maycock:

Another Academy product, the midfielder signed for local non-league side Solihull Moors last month, putting pen-to-paper on a one-year deal.

Born in Birmingham, Maycock was given his first-team opportunity by Coventry City after initially joining the club as an apprentice in 2014.

The 22-year-old made his professional debut for the Sky Blues in November 2016, coming on as a substitute in a 1-1 FA Cup draw with Morecambe.



He played 32 times whilst on loan at League Two side Macclesfield Town in 2018/19, before playing regularly for Leamington in the National League North last season.

Maycock departed League One Champions Coventry in June following the expiry of his contract, with 12 senior appearances to his name.

Corey Addai:

The former Sky Blues Academy goalkeeper was released by the club earlier this year, having initially joined from Arsenal.

And the 22-year-old, who stands at 6 feet 7 inches tall, signed for City’s Championship rivals Barnsley this month, initially joining the club’s Under-23s development squad following a successful trial period.

“I’m over the moon,” he said, on signing for the Tykes.

“It’s a very good club and I’ve enjoyed my time since I’ve been here as well, so it’s been really good. The coaching staff are amazing and the boys are great so I can’t wait to get started.”



Former Sky Blues keeper Corey Addai has signed for Barnsley

Reise Allassani:

The 24-year-old former Crystal Palace wonder kid joined the Sky Blues in the summer of 2018 for an undisclosed fee from Dulwich Hamlet, with whom he’d raised his profile once more following serious injury.

But the player struggled to step up and made just five appearances for City before rupturing his ACL last season.

He re-joined Dulwich Hamlet last week.

Junior Brown:

The 31-year-old left-back joined City from Shrewsbury Town in 2018 but struggled to make an impact, playing just 22 league games in his first season before going out on loan to Scunthorpe United last term.

He is currently without a club.

Tennai Watson:

The young defender joined the Sky Blues on loan as back-up at the start of last season but was limited in game time and eventually returned to his parent club Reading.

He’s made one appearance fro the Royals so far this term, a 1-0 home defeat by Luton Town in the EFL Cup.





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