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SIGNING: Coventry City agree to sign defender Chris Stokes on a one-year deal with a further year option

30 June 2015

The Sky Blues secure the services of the defender who made 16 appearances on loan last season...

Coventry City have agreed to sign defender Chris Stokes on a one-year deal, with a further year option in the club's favour.

The Sky Blues have secured the services of the defender after his performances impressed manager Tony Mowbray during the 2015/16 season.

Stokes was released from Conference side Forest Green Rovers and has agreed to sign for City on Wednesday, July 1st (tomorrow).

The left-back made 16 appearances for the Sky Blues whilst on loan last season, scoring one goal in the 2-1 win over MK Dons at the Ricoh Arena.

Mowbray said: "I'm delighted to see Chris sign with us as we begin organising our squad for the upcoming season.

"Chris is a player I enjoyed working with since I joined the club in February as you can tell he is eager to learn and improve his game.

"You need to be able to listen and learn as a professional footballer and Chris has those attributes as well as a strength and a presence on the pitch.

"I'm hopeful he will thrive after a full pre-season and would like to see him challenging for a starting spot next season."

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