Ipswich Town’s David McGoldrick sent to Coventry!

David McGoldrick

David McGoldrick - Credit: Archant

IPSWICH TOWN-bound David McGoldrick has been omitted from Coventry City’s end-of-season awards, despite being poised to finish the campaign as the Sky Blues’ top scorer.

The Nottingham Forest striker who is set to sign a permanent two-year deal with Town in the summer, spent the first half of the campaign with the League One club and quickly became a fans’ favourite, scoring 17 goals.

However, the 25-year-old, who scored four goals for Town during his 93-day loan spell – which ended earlier this month – has been left out of the running for the main awards.

Coventry Telegraph football writer Andy Turner said it was surprising not to see his name in contention for any end-of-season awards.

He said: “A lot of Coventry fans are baffled, given the impact he’s had this season.

“David scored 16 league goals for the club and had a sensational strike-rate and the club was desperate to keep hold of him.

“He was the top goalscorer and a number of his goals would have been leading contenders for the ‘goal of the season’ award.”

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A club spokesman explained that the Sky Blues’ awards night would be recognising the striker’s contribution on the night, as well as other former players that have since left the club.

“He said: “The end of season awards are only open to current members of the Coventry City squad.

“However, we are of course mindful of the contributions that David McGoldrick made during his time here and the impact that he had.

“It’s for that reason that we are producing a video reel of his contributions and moments alongside those of other playing members of the club who do not necessarily qualify for the awards but still deserve to have their efforts very much highlighted.”

Former Ipswich star Jimmy Bullard won the club’s ‘Player of the Year’ award as a loanee back in 2011.