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Coventry City announce retained list

Coventry City have announced their retained and released list following the conclusion of the 2018/2019 Season.

Goalkeeper Lee Burge will leave The Sky Blues after making 160 appearances having made his debut in August 2014. Burge, named in The Sky Bet League Two Team of the Season last season has been heavily linked with a move away after his contract expires.

Fellow goalkeeper Liam O’Brien also departs at the end of his contract, having not made a first team appearance since The Checkatrade Trophy game away at Cheltenham Town in November. In total, O’Brien made 19 appearances after joining from Portsmouth in July 2017.

Right back Jack Grimmer also heads out the exit door, having lost his place to Chelsea loanee Dujon Sterling this season. Grimmer, like Burge, was named in The Sky Bet League Two Team of the Season last year.

The biggest surprise is the release of central defender Tom Davies. Only last week, manager Mark Robins stated in the media that The Club would be taking up the year’s option in Davies’ contract, but rumblings on social media over the last week suggested that Davies would be moving on after seeking assurances on his playing time next season.

Tony Andreu and Stuart Beavon, who spent time away on loan during 2018/2019 will both also head through the exit door.

However, Jordan Willis has been offered a new contract. Willis has been heavily linked with a move to The Championship with Derby County, Hull City and newly promoted Luton Town but The Club are hoping that they can convince the academy graduate to stay on.

Meanwhile, Under 23s players Chris Camwell, Reece Ford and Billy Stedman  will also leave Coventry City at the end of their contracts this Summer.

A one-year option in Goalkeeper Corey Addai’s contract has been taken up.

Meanwhile Defender Lewis Green has been offered a one-year contract by the Club.

Dujon Sterling (Chelsea,) Luke Thomas (Derby County,) David Meyler (Reading) and Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) all return to their parent clubs following their respective loan spells.

Two players have already signed pre-contract agreements to join The Sky Blues in the summer; Michael Rose joining from Scottish Championship side Ayr United after being named in the Team of the Year, and Kyle McFadzean from fellow Sky Bet League One side Burton Albion.

PLAYERS OUT OF CONTRACT AND RELEASED:

Lee Burge

Jack Grimmer

Tom Davies

Liam O’Brien

Tony Andreu

Chris Camwell

Reece Ford

Billy Stedman

Stuart Beavon

 

CONTRACT OPTION EXERCISED:

Corey Addai

RE-ENGAGEMENT – ENTERED INTO NEGOTIATIONS/CONTRACT OFFERED:

Jordan Wills

Lewis Green

PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT:

Brandon Mason

Liam Kelly

Jodi Jones

Max Biamou

Conor Chaplin

Jordy Hiwula

Junior Brown

Reise Allassani

Dominic Hyam

Jordan Ponticelli

Tom Bayliss

Amadou Bakayoko

Zain Westbrooke

Jordan Shipley

Jordon Thompson

Callum Maycock

Jak Hickman

Bouwe Bosma

Dexter Walters

Morgan Williams

Josh Eccles

Sam McCallum

David Bremang

Charlie Wakefield

Jonny Ngandu

Declan Drysdale

PLAYERS WITH PRE-CONTRACT AGREEMENTS:

Michael Rose (Ayr United)

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion)

LOAN PLAYERS RETURNING TO PARENT CLUBS FOLLOWING END OF LOAN CONTRACT:

David Meyler (Reading)

Dujon Sterling (Chelsea)

Luke Thomas (Derby County)

Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

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