Age: 24 *
At Club Since: Summer 2018
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 22(5) *
Having been thrown straight into the side, out of position, on the opening day of the season mere days after signing for the club, Jordy Hiwula was in danger of becoming a forgotten man in the wake of the addition of Conor Chaplin. Although he is yet to really be given a go in his preferred central striking position, Hiwula has won his place back in the side after his role in the come-from-behind win over Charlton Athletic and has added another dimension to the attack from the left of midfield with his blistering pace and willingness to keep trying to influence the game even if his final execution can be somewhat missing.
It is still early days into his Coventry City career to draw definitive conclusions as to how good Hiwula is or could be. He looked uncomfortable in his first few appearances, he appeared to struggle to control the ball with his first touch quite often, he snatched at chances, went missing from games altogether at times, but there were a few signs that there was potentially a devastating player there. Whether he is a confidence player or just needed time to settle in the side, we’ll probably have a better idea of in the weeks and months to come. After a difficult start to life at the club, Hiwula deserves credit for making sure that he took the chance to reclaim a place in the side as soon as he was given the opportunity.
*As of 19/01/2019