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Teenager Jack Finch gunning for new Sky Blues deal

Coventry Editorial 17th Feb, 2015 Updated: 14 hours ago

TEENAGER Jack Finch is eager to earn a new deal and continue his development with the Sky Blues.

The 18-year-old has become the latest academy graduate to break into Steven Pressley’s side having make 18 appearances for the first team this season.

But Finch, who can play both as a holding midfielder and defender, knows he must keep working hard to maintain his place in the side.

And his aim is to keep impressing the manager in order to gain a new deal with the Sky Blues.

“On a personal note of course I’d like to sign a new deal, hopefully the gaffer likes me.” Finch told the club’s official website.

“I would love to continue to develop here, I feel this is the right club for me. We’ll have to see but hopefully I can do well on the pitch and earn a new deal.

“There is lots of competition for places and I’m not going to stop working hard to keep my place.

“To be perfectly honest I haven’t expected the amount of exposure I’ve had this season.

“I don’t mean it in a negative way, my initial plan this campaign was to keep learning the game in the Under-21s and was hoping to prove myself there to be lucky enough to get some sub appearances.

“I was hoping to give myself a foundation to build on for next season, but it’s been absolutely incredible for me this season and the amount of games I’ve played.”

Finch made his full debut in defence during the 2-1 Carling Cup defeat against Cardiff City, but has since established himself in midfield with a series of impressive displays alongside John Fleck.

His form has also kept fellow academy graduate Conor Thomas out of the frame.

But Finch believes he still needs to find his best position while also helping the Sky Blues improve their fortunes on the pitch.

He added: “I enjoy playing at the Ricoh and we should be confident. I’m young and a local lad so I want to do well in front of home fans.

“I feel a pressure to an extent but I have got better. The Gillingham game was an incredible feeling when the final whistle went and Peterborough was another incredible day too – we have got it in our locker.

“We need more good moments at home and the atmosphere around the club will change with results. We all want to end the season well.”