June 14, 2024

Coventry City news from CoventryLive brings you a message from one of the seven first-teamers being released by the Sky Blues this summer

Tyler Walker has sent a parting message to Coventry City as he moves on to pastures new this summer.

The forward is one of seven first-teamers being released by the Sky Blues following the end of their 2022-23 campaign. Walker spent three seasons with the club, having joined from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2020.

The 26-year-old made 72 appearances for Coventry in all competitions, including 48 as a substitute, and scored 12 goals. He also had a spell out on loan at Portsmouth for the second half of the 2021-22 season.

This term, he made 19 appearances in all competitions for the Sky Blues, 18 of those coming in the Championship. He managed only three league starts for Mark Robins’ side, though, and scored one goal – in a 4-0 win at Huddersfield in early March.

Walker missed out on the matchday squad at Wembley as Coventry just missed out on promotion to the Premier League, losing on penalties to Luton Town in the play-off final last Saturday. And earlier this week, the club announced their retained list, with Walker released along with Fankaty Dabo, Julien Dacosta, Todd Kane, Sean Maguire, Michael Rose and Martyn Waghorn.

Elsewhere, under-21s players Will Bapaga, Tom Billson, George Burroughs, Ricardo Dinanga, Aiden Finnegan, Jay McGrath, Harrison Nee and Blaine Rowe will also be departing. First-team boss Robins said: “I would like to thank those who are leaving for their time with us, the contributions that they have made to Coventry City, and wish them all of the best for their future careers.”

Walker has now issued his own message, posting on Instagram: “I want to thank @coventrycityfcofficial for the last 3 years. I’m so proud to have represented a club of this size and has a fan base that deserves the very best.

“I’m gutted for everyone involved that such a special season couldn’t end in the ultimate goal, the Premier League, however I’m sure that the club will get back to where it belongs soon enough! Thank you for all the support!”

 

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