Sky Blues winger Jodi Jones spoke of his delight after putting pen-to-paper on a new deal with Coventry City yesterday afternoon.
After two years of torture on the sidelines for the 22-year-old, he is now looking forward to making up for lost time and committing his future to the Sky Blues.
“I’m delighted, all the hard work has paid off and it feels good to put pen to paper.” He said.
“It’s exciting, the club are in a really good position at the moment and I just want to do what I can and work hard to get back to where I belong really.
“The current formation and the style of football we play is very good and it suits me so I just can’t wait to get back in.
“The Gaffer wanted me to stay as well, we spoke a little bit and we decided to do what was the right thing for me and obviously I’m committed to the club and I wanted to stay here so that’s what I’ve done.”
After missing two years with ACL injuries, Jodi is currently fit and has been rebuilding his fitness with game time in the Under-23s, including two goals on Monday night against Colchester United.
Now, as the season comes to an end, Jones has his eyes on the future and playing his part in the final run-in, as well as next season and enjoying his first pre-season since 2018.
“I’ve missed the last two pre-seasons, so it’ll be nice to go back on tour with the boys and stuff so I’m looking forward to it.
“I just want to keep playing football, stay injury free and get back into the first team and help get this club back to where it belongs.”
One of the big factors in committing his future for a further year was the supporters who have been behind him since day one when he joined the club.
Jodi revealed that Coventry almost feels like ‘home’ and now he wants to repay the fans who have kept their faith in him during his injuries.
“Coventry feels like home to me, I’ve been here for four years now and obviously I was at other clubs before, but Coventry feels like home to me, so I love the club and I’m just excited to kick on now.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the fans, they kept me going through these two injuries and obviously being out for two years it’s easy to be forgotten about but they’ve definitely not let me forgotten about and without them I wouldn’t be where I am now so I thank them.”