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John Fleck signs new Sky Blues deal

Coventry Editorial 7th Jan, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

MIDFIELDER John Fleck has committed his future to the Sky Blues after signing a new contract which will keep him at the League One club until 2016.

The 23-year-old has once again been an ever present under manager Steven Pressley this season having made 27 appearances in midfield.

And Fleck, who joined the Sky Blues on a free transfer from Rangers in July 2012, has ended any speculation over his future by signing a new two-year contract extension on his current deal which was due to expire this summer.

Fleck has already chalked up 118 appearances for the club during his two-and-a-half year spell with the Sky Blues and Pressley is delighted to keep the midfielder who he believes he will continue to improve in the future.

“We’re delighted to keep John here as he is a pivotal part of our plans moving forward.” said Pressley.

“Since I arrived at the club, John has been one of the most outstanding performers.

“His excellent technical ability is coupled with a real desire to win and a great attitude, something which we expect from all of the players at this football club.

“We’re pleased to keep John here and we believe that he will continue to improve with us.” 

Fleck said he is pleased to get a new deal out the way and is now focussed on helping the Sky Blues progress up the League One table.

He said: “The first bit of contact with my representatives was just before Christmas so it’s not been a long drawn out process or anything like that, we’ve got it done and it was an easy decision for me to make.

“I’m really happy, I’m enjoying my time here. It’s a great club with a really good fanbase and a good manager, so I’m really happy and I’m eager to continue improving and to keep helping the club.

“I think it’s a good time to be here and I’m looking forward to the future.”

As for his role in midfield which has seen the Scot play a more deeper role in recent weeks, Fleck added: “The role I’m playing in at the moment is good, it’s good to get on the ball and make things happen from a deeper position.

“Obviously you want to try and score goals, that’s what I want to do of course, but it’s a lot more difficult from that position but as long as the team can keep winning that doesn’t matter!

“I felt we’ve been playing well in the last couple of weeks. We played well against Chesterfield but were unfortunate not to take the points and get the goal. We’ve been a bit more of a solid unit too.

“On Saturday we played really well against a good side away from home so there are plenty of positives for us to take. We just have to make sure we continue in the same manner on Monday in another big game, hopefully we’ll keep improving as we start the new year.”

John Fleck. Picture by Jon Mullis 18.014.008.cov.jm21

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