Coventry City have announced that Josh Eccles has left the club to sign for League One side Gillingham on a season-long loan deal.
Eccles made his first-team debut against Gillingham in the EFL Cup last season, and went on to make 11 appearances in all competitions for the Sky Blues last term.
Coventry won promotion into the Championship under the management of Mark Robins last season, as the majority of clubs in the third-tier agreed to finalise league positions on a PPG (points per game) basis.
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With the Sky Blues now playing their football in the Championship, his game time was likely to have been limited, as they strengthened their squad in the summer transfer window.
But the club are clearly keen to find him regular minutes this term, and he’s signed for a Gillingham side that are currently sat 21st in the League One table.
Plenty of Coventry City supporters took to social media to react to the news of Eccles’ temporary departure.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
— LJ (@louisjones04) September 17, 2020
Really good opportunity for him. Hes impressed me every time he's played. #PUSB
— John Janew (@JCJanew) September 17, 2020
Great move all around I would suggest. Hopefully he’ll get a decent amount of first team football
— ChicagoPhil (@MrRadebe3) September 17, 2020
if i’m honest i’m gutted, thought was excellent wish we kept him, but gets game time so i suppose that’s important.
— Simon Miles 🏴 (@smileycov) September 17, 2020
Surprised by this considering Kelly is injured
— Benjii6690 (@bwarner6690) September 17, 2020
good move for him
— Ian (@pegasus87) September 17, 2020
Good luck @_josheccles go smash it
— Scott Freeman (@ScottFr18855177) September 17, 2020
That will be very good for him good luck @_josheccles 💙💙💙
— Adam crowe (@Adamcro20475084) September 17, 2020
Big future https://t.co/pQt9SCr7H6
— luke (@lukkee_87) September 17, 2020
Good move for him. Hope he does well https://t.co/YmVLvBq5o6
— Cj Joiner (@Cj_covblaze) September 17, 2020