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Jennings sought Juke's advice

17 August 2012

New City midfielder decided on City after chat with pal and former Sky Blues striker

Coventry City’s new signing Steven Jennings revealed he sought Lukas Jutkiewicz’s advice before sealing his move to the Ricoh Arena.

Jutkiewicz had a loan spell at Motherwell in the 2009/10 season where he played with Jennings before the striker moved to the Ricoh Arena.

The forward has since moved on to Middlesbrough, but Jennings said ‘Juke’ couldn’t recommend the club enough and urged him to sign.

The 27-year-old said: “I was good friends with Lukas when he was at Motherwell and I spoke to him about moving to Coventry.

“He said the club was a great club to progress your career at and thought it would be a great move for me as well.

“It is a great club with a great past and I am here to form part of the present. The move was a no-brainer to be honest and with Lukas giving me that little nudge as well, it made up my mind.

“I am really happy to be here and get this deal done. Obviously there was some negativity last year with the club getting relegated but we can definitely turn it around this year.”

The 27-year old played a crucial part in a successful Motherwell side last year, with the club qualifying for the Champions League.

Jennings was given an extended trial period with the Sky Blues and now he has got the deal, he has set his sights on promotion to the Championship.

He added: “The club have brought in a lot of players over the summer and there will be plenty of competition to get into the side which is always a good thing.

“There are some great characters in the dressing room and the club has great support as well. I have experience at this level with Tranmere so I can definitely help out there.

“I am not messing about here really. I want to be in a promoted side and bounce straight back, through automatic promotion or the play-offs.

“I want to be playing regular football and the fact everyone is aiming for the same thing is great.”

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