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TRANSFER: Coventry City confirm the loan extension of Forest Green defender Chris Stokes until the end of the season

19 March 2015

The 23-year old has not missed a game since he signed on loan and will now play for the Sky Blues until the end of the season...

Coventry City have extended the loan of Forest Green defender Chris Stokes until the end of the season subject to Football League and FA approval.

The 23-year old joined the Sky Blues initially on a 28-day loan deal, a day before the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Stokes has started in all seven City matches during his loan spell, completing 90 minutes in six of them, and was part of the defence which kept an impressive clean sheet in the 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night.

The former Bolton Wanderers defender will now stay with the Sky Blues for the remainder of the 2014/15 League One season after impressing manager Tony Mowbray.

The City manager said: "Since I've came into the club, I've been impressed with Chris' attitude and application in training, and on a match-day.

"As I said after the Fleetwood game, I like him because he listens to you, looks you in the eye, nods his head and then goes on to the pitch to try to do what you want.

"We're delighted to be able to extend his loan spell until the end of the season and the challenge for him is now to keep hold of his place in the team, and continue his progression."

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