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FIRST WORDS: Aaron Evans-Harriott

The youngster delighted to join Sky Blues...

3 March 2020

The Sky Blues completed the signing of winger Aaron Evans-Harriott last week, after the youngster put pen-to-paper on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The 17-year-old joined from League Two side Cheltenham Town, where he had made his professional debut for the Robins earlier this season.

Upon completing his transfer, Aaron spoke of his delight at joining Coventry City and why the Sky Blues were the right club for him.

He said: “It’s definitely a relief that it’s all done and I’m really happy to have joined such a great club and I can’t wait to get started now I’m here and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.

“The position they’re in, in the table and the way the club is with the style of football that they play was one of the main reasons why I wanted to come here.

“I think it’s a club moving forward, and it seemed like a great opportunity for me and I think it will be a good step.”

Evans-Harriott had climbed through the ranks with Cheltenham Town and was thankful to the Robins for the opportunities they had given him.

“Cheltenham were really good with me and they’re a massive reason as to why I’m here now because they’ve given me the opportunity and they were probably the best club for me at that time.

“It was an amazing club, but I felt it was time for this new exciting challenge and now I’m just focused on working hard here and getting started.”

Aaron will be based with the Sky Blues Development side upon his arrival, where he will look to break into the under-23s side.

However, the youngster has a long-term aim as he has his eyes set on breaking into the first team one day.

“They have a lot of personal plans for me here and they’re (Coaches) excited for me to join like I am to be here.

“I think they’re confident with the way I play, suiting how Coventry play at the different age groups, so it seemed like a really good fit for me.

“I think there can only be one main aim for joining here and that’s to play in the first team one day and I want to help this club get back to where it belongs.

“The club is moving forward, and things are going well, and I want to be part of that.”

For some supporters who may not be aware of the talent the youngster possesses, he told how he is looking to add goals and creativity to the Sky Blues.

“I’m an attacking player and I usually play wide, but sometimes I’ve played central, but I prefer out wide.

“I like to get on the ball and create things for the team and hopefully I can score goals and assist goals.”


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