October 27th, 2016

Teenager Ben Stevenson pens new four-year Sky Blues deal

HIGHLY-rated teenager Ben Stevenson has committed his future to the Sky Blues after putting pen-to-paper on a new four-year deal.

The 19-year-old has been with the Sky Blues since the age of nine and came through the same youth teams as close friend James Maddison, who left the club over the summer for Championship side Norwich City.

Stevenson was handed his professional debut by former City boss Tony Mowbray during the 3-2 extra-time victory over Portsmouth in the EFL trophy back at the beginning of August.

Since then the deep-lying playmaker has gone on to feature ten times in the first team, most recently in the 2-0 victory away at Port Vale where he formed an impressive three-man central midfield alongside fellow academy star Gael Bigirimana and loan star Chris McCann.

Stevenson’s performances this season have now earned him a new deal which will keep him at the Ricoh Arena until June 30, 2020.

“It is fantastic that Ben has committed his long-term future to a club he has been at since a very young age,” said City’s caretaker manager Mark Venus.

“We are delighted that another Academy graduate has come through the system, his attitude and commitment to this football club has been exemplary throughout his time with us.

“Everybody at Coventry City look forward to helping Ben continue his progression.”