Coventry City have announced that defender Declan Drysdale has signed a new contract with the club.
Declan Drysdale Signs New Deal With Sky Blues
Another Three Years in Coventry
The Sky Blues confirmed that the youngster has signed a deal which will keep him at the club for another three years.
The twenty-year-old signed from Tranmere Rovers last Summer and has featured three times for Coventry.
His senior debut came in the EFL Trophy against Southampton‘s under-21s, and that was followed by his first league start against Rochdale.
Coventry then sent Drysdale out on loan in the January transfer window to Solihull Moors. Unfortunately, his time at the National League side was shortened after picking up an injury.
Drysdale will be hoping to build on his promising start at Coventry, and force his way into the starting XI.
What Impact Could Drysdale Have on the First Team Squad?
Coventry City only conceded thirty goals this season; this was the least in the entire of League One as they marched towards the League One title this season. No doubt manager Mark Robins will be hoping that he can strengthen their defence, as they prepare for life in the Championship.
The Sky Blues have been regarded as a possession-based team; Drysdale was regarded as a ball-playing centre-back when he signed from Tranmere, adding to the clubs ethos.
A Remarkable Campaign for Coventry City
It has been an excellent season for the club after it looked to be another campaign of uncertainty.
The club had to play their club football at St Andrew’s Stadium, home of West Midlands rivals Birmingham, after failing to agree a groundshare at the Ricoh Arena with Rugby Union side Wasps.
But it was a promising start to the season for the Sky Blues. They won five of their opening ten matches which put them firmly in the top six of the division.
A 2-1 defeat at Shrewsbury Town then saw them drop out of the top six. But, that proved to be their final defeat of the season as they embarked on a 14 match unbeaten run, which included 11 wins.
It left them five points clear at the top of League One before the season was suspended. The league was then curtailed meaning they were awarded the title as champions through the PPG method.
The Sky Blues will now prepare for their first Championship campaign since 2012.