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NEWS: Coventry City confirm players that are leaving the Club at the end of the 2021/22 season

11 May 2022

Coventry City Football Club can confirm the players who will be leaving the Sky Blues following the conclusion of the 2021/22 season.

Jodi Jones will leave Coventry City following the end of his contract this Summer. The winger, who played for the Sky Blues in the Checkatrade Trophy win in 2017, leaves following 91 games for the Club, scoring 8 goals.

The popular 24-year-old joined City in March 2016, initially on loan before the deal was made permanent that Summer. The first day of the 2017/18 League Two season saw Jodi net a hat-trick, but he suffered a serious knee injury in November of that season which would see him miss the rest of the campaign. Jodi unfortunately suffered further long-term injuries in the 2018/19 and 2020/21 seasons, restricting his playing time severely. However, his hard work in rehabilitation and positive attitude saw him comeback from these setbacks, and he played 12 times during the 2021/22 campaign, and he remained a popular member of the squad with colleagues and supporters.

Josh Pask leaves the Sky Blues following the conclusion of his contract. Josh joined in 2019 and made 23 appearances for the Sky Blues, including twice as City won promotion to the Championship, and scored 1 goal for the Club. He has been on loan with Newport County since January.

Under 23s players Jonny Ngandu and Aaron Evans-Harriott will both leave Coventry City following the expiry of their contracts this Summer.

A one-year option has been taken by Coventry City in Jordan Shipley’s contract. The Sky Blues have accepted a bid from a Club for the 24-year-old, and will update supporters in due course.

One-year options have also been taken up in the contracts of Under 23s players Aidan Finnegan, Jay McGrath and Blaine Rowe.

Jake Clarke-Salter and Ian Maatsen return to parent club Chelsea following the end of their loan deals with the Sky Blues.  

All other players currently under contract remain at the Club.

Manager Mark Robins said:

“I would like to thank those who are leaving for their time with us, the contributions that they have made to Coventry City, and wish them all of the best for their future football careers.

“In particular, I would like to thank Jodi Jones for his time with the Sky Blues. Jodi has been with the Club since 2016 and while he has made some key contributions to our success during that time, he has been hugely unlucky with injuries. He has shown tremendous character to comeback, is a great person and I know everyone connected to the Sky Blues wishes him the best.”

Robins added:

“I would also like to thank Jake Clarke-Salter as his time on loan with us ends, after he made an outstanding contribution to our season. Ian Maatsen also had a big impact with us, winning Young Player of the Season, and I’d like to thank him too. They have both been a credit to themselves and to Chelsea.”

Everyone at Coventry City wishes all of the players leaving the Club the very best for the future.


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