Perhaps one of the most impressive factors behind Coventry City’s rise up the Championship table is the fact that most of the playing squad is the same one which won promotion from League One.
The likes of Kyle McFadzean, Liam Kelly, Fankaty Dabo, Callum O’Hare and Matty Godden were all part of the squad which saw City win promotion from the third tier in 2019/20.
Last season was all about surviving and consolidating in the Championship after a lengthy absence, and they ultimately finished in a respectable 16th position.
Robins had to reshape his squad before overseeing his side’s rise up the league table, with Amadou Bakayoko among those to depart.
Bakayoko spent three years at Coventry having arrived from Walsall in 2018, adding strength and power to City’s front line.
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Bakayoko netted seven goals and added four assists in his first season at the club, making a total of 31 appearances in League One.
The striker’s game time was to decrease as Coventry started to motor up the pyramid, scoring four goals in 23 games as they won promotion in 2019/20.
Last season, he made 14 appearances in the Championship but started only twice and failed to find the back of the net.
Upon the expiry of his contract, he left City at the end of the campaign, so what he is up to nowadays?
Well, after leaving the Sky Blues, Bolton Wanderers picked Bakayoko up on a free transfer, as Ian Evatt’s side prepared to return to League One.
Bakayoko netted on his debut in a 3-3 draw with MK Dons, but has found regular game time hard to come by since.
In total, the 25-year-old has made six appearances and scored three goals for Bolton. Four of those appearances have come in League One, starting three times and making a cameo from the bench.
In the EFL Trophy, Bakayoko scored two goals against Liverpool Under-23s’, and will be hoping to take that form into the league.