17th Oct, 2017

Sky Blues youngsters sign first professional deals

Coventry Editorial 26th May, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

HOT PROSPECT Cian Harries is targeting a permanent place in the Sky Blues first team after signing his first professional contract with the club.

The 18-year-old has committed his future to the Sky Blues by signing a three-year deal which will keep him at the Ricoh Arena until June 2018.

Harries captained the Under-18s side last season and also played for the Welsh Under-19s side along with fellow academy graduate George Thomas.

He acted as defensive cover towards the back of of last season and new boss Tony Mowbray has seen enough in the teenager to offer him a long term deal.

“I was absolutely over the moon, all the hard work had paid off but now it’s the next step and we all have to work even harder now to make sure we impress,” said Harries.

“I’ve played so much football, I’m grateful for so many opportunities at 18s and 21s level.

“It’s been tough physically as we’ve played Saturday then Monday for a lot of the season. But the hard-work will stand us in good stead.

“I want to impress in pre-season, keep myself in the gaffer’s eye line and make my full debut.

“Hopefully then I can push on and become a regular in the side, it will take time but I’m willing to work and continue learning. It’s a big year for us and I want to help the team move forward in League One.”

Midfielder Devon Kelly-Evans has also signed his first professional deal along with Ben Stevenson.

Kellyt-Evans, 18, has been at the club for over 12 years and will remain at the Ricoh Arena for another 12 months.

While Stevenson, also 18, is another Academy graduate who has put pen-to-paper on a two-year professional deal.

The teenager, who plays in central midfield, has impressed for both the club’s under-18s and under-21s and is now hoping to impress new manager Mowbray.

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