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FIRST WORDS: Jake Clarke-Salter

The defender completed his loan move from Chelsea...

13 August 2021

The Sky Blues latest summer signing, Jake Clarke-Salter told how he is raring to go after agreeing his loan move from Chelsea.

Clarke-Salter joins City on a season-long loan from Chelsea, as he looks to aid the Sky Blues during the 2021/22 Championship campaign.

After finally putting pen-to-paper on the loan move, the centre-back revealed he is looking forward to getting underway.

“I want to play games and play as many games as possible because I think it will be massive in my development. I need to secure a starting spot in the team and help as much as I can.

“Coventry always play great football and that’s something that attracted me here, they want to play a good expansive style of football, so I was very impressed.

“I’m happy to finally be here and looking forward to the game tomorrow against Barnsley and hopefully we can get a good result.”

The 23-year-old will have some familiar faces in the dressing room, as the defender is currently a teammate of Ian Maatesen and was former teammates of Fankaty Dabo, as well as being coached by Coventry Assistant Manager at Chelsea.

“I know Fanky from back in the days when he was at Chelsea and then obviously I know Ian as well.

“I’m good friends with Fanky, he’s been texting me non-stop asking me to come here, so it’s nice to finally get it all done.

“He (Adi) was a massive factor in my development at Chelsea, he was the one who always pushed me and pushed me up the age groups as well and I’m happy link back up with him here.”

Clarke-Salter will come into the Sky Blues squad with plenty of experience in the Championship, having played for both Sunderland and Birmingham City.

“The league is very physically demanding, but I’m 23 now and I feel I have a mature head on my shoulders and now I’m just raring to go.

“I’m an aggressive defender, I’m quite quick and I like to play forward and play with the ball and get it down the channel and play through the lines, anticipating danger.”

The centre-back also revealed the conversations he had with Mark Robins were a big reason in him agreeing to join the Sky Blues.

“He has been pushing me to come here and that always helps when a player feels wanted and he’s made me feel welcome since I got here and like I said I just cant wait to get going.”

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