Sky Blues winger Jodi Jones, agreed a new one-year-deal at the end of the 2020/21 season, extending his stay with City until 2022.
Having originally joined the club back in 2016, Jodi will now enter his seventh season with the Sky Blues, as he looks to make his return from an injury which ruled him out of the 2020/21 campaign.
After committing his future with City for another season, Jodi spoke of his delight at being shown the faith from Mark Robins and his staff.
“I’m over the moon to be fair, it’s like all my hard work has paid off.” Jones said.
“I’d just like to thank the Gaffer, Adi and all the staff at Coventry for just showing faith in me, because it would’ve been easy not to because of the amount of injuries I’ve had but everyone’s stuck by me and now it’s just time to kick on.
“Speaking for myself, doing the same injury three times, it can knock your confidence and I’m a very confident person, so I think that helps me out a bit.
“Also, just knowing that the Gaffer, Adi and everyone else at Coventry has got faith in me, it just makes all the difference.”
Jodi was ruled out of action the week of the opening day of the 2020/21 season against Bristol City and since that moment, the hard work has begun in getting back to full fitness.
“A lot of people don’t see what happens behind closed doors and a lot of people do work hard but this is the hardest I’ve ever had to work since I’ve had these injuries.
“Some people might not know being injured is so march harder than being out there playing because you’re out there doing what you love having so much fun and just being in the gym for the amount of time I’ve been in the gym for is just horrible.
“I never give up and keep going and all the hard work is finally paying off.”
After suffering three Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries in the space of three years, Jodi admitted it could’ve been easy for him to call a day on his career, however, his love for the game and his determination to come back better than ever has spurred him on.
“I love football its literally my favourite thing. I’ve loved it since I was a kid and I want to play it for the rest of my life obviously.
“It’s just one of those really, I did have a few little thoughts about maybe stopping, but like I’ve said I just have good people around me, and they’ve all helped me and just asked me what I’ve thought, and from telling them the things that I’ve told them they all said no we can tell you still love football there’s no way you’re going to give up”.
Since suffering his injury back in September of 2020, Jodi revealed that he had been inundated with messages of support and had this message to the Sky Blue Army.
“I just want to thank all of you for just being there for me and it’s been a hard time for me and obviously my family, my mates and my girlfriend but like I said you guys have always been there for me and I appreciate it a lot, and honestly my one dream now is just to repay all of you lot and I can’t wait to do it.”