Ben Stevenson reflects on signing a new long-term contract with the Sky Blues...
Midfielder Ben Stevenson admits he was delighted to commit his long-term future to the Sky Blues after signing a new four-year contract.
The 19-year-old is now contracted to City until 30th June, 2020, and aims to build on a start to the season that has seen him make ten appearances for the first-team.
Stevenson said it was a no-brainer to commit to a club so close to his heart. He said: “I’ve been here since I was nine years old and come through all the age groups, so it was a simple decision to commit to Coventry City.
“I love it here and was delighted when I found out I was to be offered a new deal. I want to continue my progression here and help this club return to the higher divisions.”
The talented youngster made his senior debut in the 3-2 extra time victory against Portsmouth in the EFL Cup, and says it is moments such as those that keep him motivated.
“It was a strange feeling making my debut, I was nervous before hand as it was an evening game so you have the whole day to think about it. Sometimes you can overthink these things.
“Once I stepped onto the pitch I forgot about all of that. The nerves went and I just played my game. It’s these occasions you work so hard for and it was great for myself to make my senior debut.”
Ben featured in the recent 2-0 victory away at Port Vale and lined up alongside fellow Academy graduate Gael Bigirimana and the experienced Chris McCann in a midfield three.
“It’s really good to have these kind of players alongside me, not only in a match but everyday at training. Gael has been through the academy here and experienced it all so is great to have around.
“Chris has been at almost every level and performed to a high standard for many years, so if I can continue to learn off these type of players and progress as a footballer it will only help Coventry City.”