5th Dec, 2016

Jordan Willis signs new contract extension with Sky Blues

Steve Carpenter 20th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

DEFENDER Jordan Willis has committed his future to the Sky Blues after signing a new deal that will keep him at the Ricoh Arena until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old has endured an injury plagued season which has limited the academy graduate to just four appearances.

But with his current contract set to expire at the end of the current campaign, Willis has signed an extension that will keep him with the Sky Blues until June 2018.

Having progressed through the club’s academy, Willis went on to make his senior debut at the 17 against Southampton during the 2011/12 season.

He went on to become a key member of Steven Pressley’s first team squad during the 2013/14 campaign and made 40 appearances last term.

Willis has been limited to just four appearances this season after picking up an ankle injury during the defeat at Walsall but Tony Mowbray has been impressed with what he has seen.

He said: “We’re delighted to get Jordan tied down to a longer deal at the club.

“Since I walked in the door at the back end of last season, I’ve been really impressed with the qualities and attributes Jordan possesses.

“He has fantastic physical attributes, strength and speed, and he is at an age where I believe he can continue to develop in the right environment at the club.

“I’m looking forward to working with him on the training pitch in the future as we continue to look at ways to strengthen our future squad.”