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PRESS WATCH: "Villa said I wouldn't grow much more which is ironic." - Coventry City's Cian Harries

16 July 2015

The City defender opens up on everything in an exclusive interview with Coventry Observer's Steve Carpenter...

Coventry City defender Cian Harries has reflected on his footballing journey so far in an in-depth interview with the Coventry Observer's Steve Carpenter.

The 18-year old defender signed a three-year deal with the club in June after progressing through the City Academy since joining when he was 14.

The centre-back has already claimed plenty of international experience with Wales and manager Tony Mowbray has often pointed out the potential of Harries.

Harries was released by Aston Villa as a youngster before moving to the Sky Blues and he admits that it was difficult to take.

The Academy graduate said: “I’d actually had quite a good season that year but I was playing at left back. One of the main reasons why I think I was released was because they were pushing me to play left centre-back.

“Villa also said I wouldn’t grow much more which is ironic because I think I’ve grown a fair bit since then.

“At the time it was quite hard to take but I got over it pretty quickly because you’re straight back into football, rather than taking a break and reflecting on it.”

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