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"It's been a great year so far, I'm really enjoying it and want to keep learning." Coventry City's Cian Harries

2 December 2015

The Sky Blues defender is keen to keep improving, more here...

Coventry City defender Cian Harries is keen to continue improving as he approached the midway point of his first-year as a professional footballer.

Harries signed a three-year professional deal in the summer after joining the Sky Blues at the age of 14. 

The 18-year old is happy to be patient and keep learning after being on the bench this season for the club and starting regularly in the Under-21s squad.

"It's been a great year so far I'm really enjoying it," Harries said.

"I've been on the bench for the first-team and have been away with the Wales Under-19s so it's been a good start to life as a professional. It's a long journey and I've still got plenty to learn, it's tough for a young centre-back to break through. 

"If you look at the likes of John Terry, they didn't make their full debuts until the age of 19 or 20, there's no rush for me. 

"Being on the bench has been an experience and we've got players like Ben Turner and Aaron Martin who I can help push on and I can learn from. The gaffer wants a competitive squad and hopefully I can help.

"All I want to do at this stage is to impress the manager, Jamie Clapham and Lee Glover and keep learning."

Harries has been one of the mainstays of the Sky Blues Under-21s side and completed 90 minutes in today's 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

The defender believes City should have got the points and also paid tribute to his centre-half partner for the day Jordon Thompson, a 16-year first-year scholar.

He continued: "The defeat was extremely difficult to take, we started quite slow and they scored a goal against the run of play.

"But we dominated put out foot down on the game. We pinned them in like the gaffer wants us to and we should have scored two or three up the other end.

"We haven't had a regular team of late, so it's difficult sometimes difficult to get your patterns of play going. But I thought after the first-half we should have taken the three points.

"Jordon Thompson was excellent, it can be tough as a first-year scholar but he dealt with it really well, his heading was excellent and he's a good talker."

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