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TRANSFER: Coventry City sign Jake Bidwell!

17 January 2022

Transfer News

TRANSFER: Coventry City sign Jake Bidwell!

17 January 2022

Coventry City are delighted to announce the signing of Jake Bidwell from Swansea City!

The 28-year-old left sided player has agreed a contract with the Sky Blues until June 2025, subject to EFL and international clearance.

Jake, who can play at left back or on the left of midfield, has played over 100 games for the Swans since arriving in 2019, and played the full 90 minutes in the game between Swansea and the Sky Blues back in November.

He began his career in Everton’s Academy, making one appearance for the Toffees as he became the club’s youngest player to represent Everton in European competition when he played against BATE Borisov in the Europa League in 2009.

He enjoyed two loan spells at Brentford from Goodison Park before the move was made permanent in 2013. Jake left Brentford in 2016, having made over 200 appearances for them in total, and for whom he helped win automatic promotion to the Championship and was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year in 2013-14.

Southport-born Bidwell then joined QPR, where he played 130 games prior to moving to the Liberty Stadium.

Bidwell will link up with his new team-mates at the Sky Blue Lodge ahead of this weekend's game.

Manager Mark Robins said:

"We are very pleased to welcome Jake to Coventry City.

"He is an excellent defender who will get forward strongly, he has a lot of experience, having played nearly 450 games, including many at Championship level, and has a fantastic attitude too.

"Jake will add further quality to our squad at left wing-back, along with Ian Maatsen for the remainder of this season, a position in which we have not had different options.

"We look forward to working with Jake.”

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