Four players who left Coventry City this summer saw their sides embark on their first competitive fixtures of the campaign on Saturday.

Tyler Walker bagged a debut goal for Mark Robins’ side but how did the likes of Sam McCallum, Jak Hickman, Zain Westbrooke and Liam Walsh get on with their new employers?

Sam McCallum

Sam McCallum started for Norwich City for their cup clash with Luton Town, given the nod ahead of regular starter Jamal Lewis.

But Sam found himself on the losing side at Kenilworth Road as the Hatters, now Norwich’s equals in the Championship, ran to a 3-1 lead.

James Collins bagged a hat-trick before McCallum was substituted in the final moments to be replaced by 20-year-old Melvin Sittu.

Jak Hickman

Released by the Sky Blues this summer, the highly-rated Jak Hickman secured a move to League Two Bolton Wanderers this summer with Coventry-born Ian Evatt keen to add him to his ranks.

Hickman was an unused substitute at the University of Bolton Stadium as Bradford City knocked his side out of the EFL Cup.

But Evatt has been desperate to stress that Hickman will play a part for him this season.

Liam Walsh

Liam Walsh was nowhere to be seen for Bristol City this weekend but he has been nursing a knock since returning to Bristol City.



Coventry City’s Liam Walsh (left) and Matt Godden inspect the Ipswich Town pitch.

His side will take on the Sky Blues on the opening day of the season and, like Coventry, started their campaign with a win against lower league opposition.

They beat Exeter City 2-0 at Ashton Gate – and look likely to be without Walsh once again on Saturday.

Zain Westbrooke

Zain Westbrooke was in action for the whole 90 minutes on Saturday for his new club Bristol Rovers – after being told that he could not be guaranteed game time with City.

The central midfielder looks set to play a key part for the Gasmen this season after becoming one of their big summer signings.

But his debut ended with a heavy defeat to League One rival Ipswich Town who came away 3-0 winners.





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