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"Being a huge Coventry City fan, it was a dream come true for me to play for club" - Coventry City's Devon Kelly-Evans

3 August 2014

The City youngster also believes the City squad are in great shape to start the season despite defeat...

Coventry City midfielder Devon Kelly-Evans has revealed it was a dream come true to make his City debut against Stevenage.

City rounded off their pre-season with a 2-1 defeat at Stevenage yesterday with Marcus Tudgay scoring for the Sky Blues.

The City boss named two different XI's for the games against Stevenage and Bristol Rovers, and Kelly-Evans said it was a surprise to find out he was playing.

The City midfielder said: "I'm delighted to make my Coventry City debut in pre-season. I'm hoping I impressed today and in the gaffer's thoughts for in the future.

"I didn't expect to play. I was just happy to be involved with the squad really and when I was told that I was starting, I was buzzing. The adrenaline kicked in and I couldn't wait to get out there.

"It was a great feeling. To warm up and to see the fans at the start of the game was great. Nothing has topped that in my life.

"Obviously, my main aim for this season is to get regular games for the Under-21s. I need to keep performing and even though I've had a good pre-season, I need to keep it going.

"Being a huge Coventry City fan, it was a dream come true for me to play for club and hopefully I can play for the club more times in the future."

The City youngster will feature heavily for the City Under-18s and Under-21s this season, along with his twin brother, right-back Dion Kelly-Evans.

Kelly-Evans was happy to play a part in City's goal and he believes despite the defeat, the squad look in great shape to start the 2014/15 League One season.

He added: "I thought I had a better second-half. Struggled to get into the game in the first-half because we didn't really get forward well.

"I was happy to play a part in the goal and I was it was a good performance in the second half. There is a lot more to come from this team.

"We were unlucky with the penalties and it has been a good week for the side who look in great shape for next week."

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