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FIRST WORDS: Callum Doyle

The defender talks his move to the Sky Blues...

12 July 2022

The teenager will join Coventry City on a season-long loan deal from Premier League champions Manchester City.

Manchester City loanee Callum Doyle arrives enthused by the challenge ahead of him at Coventry City after putting pen to paper on a season-long loan deal.

The 18-year-old has become Mark Robins’ newest addition as he makes the step up to the Championship for the first time.

Doyle spent the 2021-22 campaign on loan with Sunderland, who he helped to promotion from League One, making 36 appearances along the way.

“I’m buzzing to finally get it over the line. I’m happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started,” he has told ccfc.co.uk in his first interview as a Coventry City player.

“The playing style here suits me, the way that I bring the ball out and the way that I link up with players. It suits me down to a tee.

“I’m very composed on the ball. I like to have it at my feet, so that’s what fans can expect from me this season.

“I spoke to the manager here at the training ground and over the phone while I was away, and it is clear that the football here suits me.

Doyle spent the summer away in Slovakia with England U19s and returned with silverware having helped Ian Foster’s side to European Championship glory.

The defender even got himself on the scoresheet in the final, drawing the Three Lions level after Israel snatched an early lead.

“It was a scruffy goal, but we’ll take it,” he said with a laughed.

“It was a really good experience. It’s a great set of lads and it was good to bring a trophy home.

“I was over the moon to win two trophies in one season, that’s special, but winning the Euros topped it.”

Doyle’s second trophy was won at Sunderland, during his first full season in professional football.

“The whole season at Sunderland, I thought, went well,” he continued.

“It was my first season in professional football so to be around the first team and to get as many opportunities as I did was good. All in all, it was a great experience.”

It is at the Stadium of Light where Doyle could get his first taste of Championship football, this time playing for the Sky Blues against the Black Cats.

“I’m looking forward to the season and hopefully I can do my bit by playing well,” he added.

 


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