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"There was a couple of rumours going around but I was never going anywhere." - Coventry City's Reice Charles-Cook

13 November 2015

The 21-year old has expressed a love for the Sky Blues after signing a new deal until June 2018...

Coventry City goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook has stated he was never going anywhere else after he extended his time at the club until June 2018.

The 21-year old signed a new two-and-a-half year deal with the club after his impressive form for the Sky Blues this season since breaking into the side.

Charles-Cook broke the post-war record for the most minutes without conceding a goal this season, after making his league debut in the 3-0 win over Shrewsbury Town.

His form reportedly attracted the attention of Championship clubs, but Charles-Cook admitted he loves the Sky Blues and wants to stay and progress.

The City goalkeeper said: "I'm really pleased to get the deal done as it was my aim coming into the season to extend my time with the club.

"There was a couple of rumours going around but I was never going anywhere, I love it here and want to progress with the club.

"The gaffer has given me that opportunity which I've been waiting for and he's given me plenty of confidence to keep my place in the team.

"People say the club hasn't got the budget or the funds but they do it the right way here and I know I'll get better and better here."

Since breaking the post-war record, the Sky Blues have conceded several goals in the 3-2 win over Peterborough United and the 4-3 win over Barnsley.

Charles-Cook has expressed confidence in centre-back pairing Aaron Martin and Sam Ricketts, and says they're working hard to prevent further goals conceded.

He added: "With players like Aaron Martin and Sam Ricketts in front of you, I still we're really strong at the back.

"Obviously, we all know Reda is a big miss but we'll cope with it. Last year, a lot of people were onto Aaron Martin but this year, he has been absolutely outstanding.

"Having someone like that in front of you does give you confidence and with a player like Sam, he's got fantastic experience and knows the game better than most.

"We're not worried about the recent performances, a lot of the goals are preventable and we'll work on that to make sure we get back our defensive solidity."

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