Coventry City have recently announced that Tom Bayliss has left the club to join Championship side, Preston North End.
The midfielder made 73 appearances in total for the Sky Blues, and his impressive performances from last year’s campaign evidently didn’t go unnoticed.
Coventry finished eighth in the League One table last season and will be hoping to challenge for promotion to the Championship this term.
But it’ll be a tough ask without Bayliss, who caught the eye with a number of strong performances.
The 20-year-old made his debut for the club in 2017, and went on to be a key member of the Coventry side that won the League Two title.
The Sky Blues get their season underway on Saturday against Southend United, in a game they will be expected to come away with three points.
Plenty of Coventry City fans took to social media following his departure.
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Absolutely gutted, but all the best for the future @TomBayliss_6 ❤️
— Henry (@henryliggins) August 2, 2019
— Gillett_Scott (@Gillett_Scott86) August 2, 2019
— Ian Rose (@ianrkenilworth) August 2, 2019
He’s a good player and a big loss, but for 2m this is good business. With the signing of Allen, Eccles + Westbrook coming through the system and Kelly + Shipley both being retained, I’m not too worried about our midfield this season. #pusb
— Tom Spencer (@Essi20012001) August 2, 2019
Absolutely gutted my son is heart broken , @TomBayliss_6 good luck I’m sure you will smash the championship
— stuart moseley (@skybluestu) August 2, 2019
Smart move, he’ll get games and if good enough the bigger clubs will be circling. He’s learned from the mistakes George Thomas and Cian Harries made IMO. #pusb
— Steve (@SteveSkyBlues) August 2, 2019
Gutted, was the driving force in midfield and we are worse off without him no doubt. ????
— Clevedon's Sky Blue (@BS11SkyBlues) August 2, 2019
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