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"Getting a long term deal was important while I’m still only 18. I’m hoping to play 30+ games next season.” - Coventry City's Jodi Jones

10 May 2016

Jones confirms deal with the Sky Blues after completing his move from Dagenham and Redbridge...

Jodi Jones has penned a four-year deal with the Sky Blues which will keep him at the club until 2020 after impressing during his loan spell in the West Midlands.

18-year old Jones joined Coventry from League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge in March 2016 and has been involved in six first team fixtures toward the latter end of the season.

The winger caught the eye of Tony Mowbray in his first appearance at the club, whilst playing in an U21s fixture against Bristol City. The Sky Blues cruised to a 4-0 victory in that game, with Jones netting two of the goals and providing an assist for a third.

Since then, Jones has firmly been a part of the first team setup and capped the season with an assist against Sheffield United in City’s final home game of the season.

Jones said: “Im buzzing to get it done finally, it was a long process. But I’m just excited, I can’t wait for next season to start. I want to be playing games and scoring goals as a personal achievement, but for the team I’d like us to get promoted and be competing in the Championship.

“I didn’t really expect to be playing first team football, but I did well in my first U21s game and I was straight in [against Peterborough]. League Two is much more of a physical league, you get smashed a lot. But League One you get a lot more time on the ball, you can play a lot more football.”

Jones is hoping to be involved in as many of the Sky Blues 2016/17 campaign as possible, with next season’s fixture list being released on the 22nd June 2016.  

“I really like working with the manager,” Jodi added. “He has faith in me and obviously he trusts me so that is a big confidence boost.”

“I like all the lads here, the dressing room is good banter. I’m still only young though. So getting a long term deal was important while I’m still only 18. I’m hoping to play 30+ games next season.” 

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