You feel as though it has been something of a frustrating season so far for Amadou Bakayoko at Coventry City.
Following the club’s promotion from League One at the end of last season, the striker has found opportunities hard to come by for Mark Robins’ side at Championship level.
Since the start of the campaign, Bakayoko has started just two games in the league for Coventry, coming off the bench in a further ten, although he has yet to find the net for the Sky Blues in any competition this season.
With that in mind, it could be argued that the 25-year-old is now facing something of an uncertain future with the club.
As things stand, Bakayo’s current contract with Coventry is set to expire this summer, meaning he only has until the end of the season to potentially earn himself a new deal with the Sky Blues.
However, considering the fact that he hasn’t started a game for the club since a 1-1 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road at the end of November, it seems it may be hard for Bakayoko to get the opportunity to do that.
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Indeed, given the attacker has seemingly found it difficult to make an impression when he has been on the pitch so far this season, you wonder whether he will be given another chance to make impact, or if decisions are already starting to be made in the back of the mind’s of those who call the shots at Coventry, as they attempt to plan for next season.
It could however, be argued that a definitive decision on the future of Bakayoko might not be made until the summer, when the future of the club as a whole becomes clearer.
Right now, Coventry sit 20th in the Championship table, seven points clear of the relegation zone, but having played three games more than 22nd place Rotherham.
Consequentially, it seems far from certain that Robins’ side will be playing in the second-tier again next season, and if they do drop down to League One next season, they may risk losing some of their key players, potentially opening up the prospect of them attempting to keep Bakayoko for next season, in a bid to offset those losses.
As a result, it could be some time until we know what the future holds for Bakayoko at Coventry for certain, with the future of the club potentially set to have a say in that.
For the striker himself therefore, this could be something of a waiting game over the next few months, were he will no doubt be hoping to get another chance to prove himself, and potentially secure the Sky Blues’ Championship safety in the process.