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“Coventry City are a massive football club, I would love to sign here. I’m not getting ahead of myself though." Coventry City's Chris Stokes

24 February 2015

The Sky Blues loanee also enjoyed his debut at Bramall Lane on Saturday after a "whirlwind" of a weekend...

Coventry City defender Chris Stokes has said he would “love nothing more” than to sign for the Sky Blues on a permanent basis.

The former England Under-17 international admitted his delight at the move and is eager to impress in order to eventually win a permanent deal with the club.

“I’m so happy to be here I really am,” Stokes said.

“I’m taking it step-by-step and game-by-game, but I really want to impress here.

“Coventry City are a massive football club, I would love nothing more than to sign gere. I’m not getting ahead of myself, I know I have to impress and get my head down, it’s only a month so there is no time to waste.

“I’m willing to give my all in training and in every game, it would be huge if I could earn a deal. It’s a huge club with huge potential and I would love to be a part of that. I’d like to thank Steven Pressley for giving me an initial chance to try and impress.”

Stokes played his first competitive game for two months against the Blades on Saturday, completing 73 minutes before eventually being replaced.

The 23-year old did admit that he was nervous prior to kick-off but was delighted to earn his first start after a rollercoaster weekend.

Stokes continued: “It was a real whirlwind! I really didn’t expect it, I was relaxing on Friday night, then I got the call. It was a bit of a rush getting stuff ready then I was on the motorway, I didn’t manage to settle down until Saturday evening and the day went so quickly.

“Obviously with it being my first competitive game for two months I cramped up! I didn’t expect to get through the entire 90 minutes with the ferocity of the game but I tried my hardest to get as far as I could. I was nervous in the opening exchanges and needed to settle down in the first five minutes.

“But I thought I did OK in the end and played the game not the occasion, I really enjoyed it.”

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