Coventry City have concluded some more surprising business on Transfer Deadline Day with club captain Michael Doyle dropping down into League Two and joining Notts County, with Reading midfielder David Meyler arriving on loan as his replacement.
With the club already having one central midfielder depart earlier in the day when Abu Ogogo was released and consequently joining Bristol Rovers, Mark Robins is changing up the personnel middle of the park.
Republic of Ireland international, Meyler, 29 arrives on loan until the end of the 2018/2019 Season after dropping down from The Championship which allowed Doyle to join League Two strugglers Notts County.
Doyle departs seventh in the Club’s all time appearance list, having pulled on the shirt 373 times, in two spells from 2003 to 2011 and from 2017 to the current day, as he led the charge to promotion at Wembley last May.
Manager Mark Robins paid tribute to the departing Doyle.
“Michael has been a key player for us since he re-joined the club in 2017.
“He has been a great example for our squad both on and off the field, was a huge part in our promotion to League One last season and an asset to the club as a whole.
“Michael has not featured for us in the last few months and at Michael’s stage of his career, he is understandably keen to play regular football and that opportunity has arisen at Notts County for him.
“On behalf of Coventry City Football Club, I would like to thank Michael for his contribution to the club over many years and wish him all the best for his future career.
“I look forward to working with him again in the future in a coaching capacity at the Club.”