JUST IN: Coventry City has benefited greatly by the departure of a Bristol City player, as he has formally committed to them. However…

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Bristol City player exit has seriously boosted Coventry City: View

Jay DaSilva left Bristol City on a free last summer and has impressed for the Sky Blues

 Bristol City likely regret letting Dasilva go for free, as he’s excelling at Coventry City this season.

Dasilva has been a crucial player for Coventry, showing effectiveness in both attack and defense.

Free transfer Dasilva has provided Championship experience and reliability, proving to be a good signing.

In hindsight, Bristol City may be ruing their decision to allow Jay Dasilva to leave on a free last summer after his performances for Coventry City this season.

Dasilva spent five years at Ashton Gate, initially joining the club on loan from Chelsea for the 2018/19 season before making his deal with the Robins permanent the following summer.

Mark Robins: Coventry City boss signs new contract after approach from  Sunderland - BBC Sport


However, he would depart BS3 in the summer of 2023 as the player and the club were unable to renegotiate his contract, only willing to offer significantly reduced terms on the deal he had signed in 2019 prior to the pandemic and the subsequent impact that had on the club’s finances.

This meant that the defender became a free agent, and the Sky Blues were quick to swoop for the former Chelsea man, announcing his signing at the end of May.

Jay Dasilva’s time at Coventry City

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The left-back has been a regular starter at Championship level for Coventry City this season, starting 20 of the club’s 33 league games this season.

He’s made a further seven appearances from the bench and has proved to be a smart signing from Mark Robins as the club look to go one better than last season and win promotion to the Premier League.

Dasilva’s performances for Coventry also saw him called into the Wales national team squad for the first time, receiving a call-up for their crucial European Championship qualifiers in November, where they faced Armenia and Turkey.

The 25-year-old didn’t feature on that occasion but with a potential Euros campaign in the summer for Wales, Dasilva will be hoping he can force his way into Rob Page’s squad.

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