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Clarke signs new Coventry deal

Defender Jordan Clarke has penned a new two-year contract with Coventry which includes the option of a further 12 months.

Last Updated: 16/09/13 at 17:35

Jordan Clarke: staying with the Sky Blues

Jordan Clarke: staying with the Sky Blues

The 21-year-old Academy graduate made his Sky Blues debut in 2009 and has now amassed 91 appearances, including eight starts this season.

Clarke's new deal comes after boss Steven Pressley told him over the summer that he was surplus to requirements at the League One club.

"In football, at times you love to be proved wrong and that is just the case with Jordan," Pressley said.

"I said to him in the summer that his future lay away from this club and the normal reaction is disappointment and in some cases players just down tools, but Jordan's reaction was the complete opposite.

"Of course he was devastated when I gave him the news but it put the bit between his teeth and nobody could be happier than myself that he's gone out and proved me wrong.

"I've been delighted with his contribution and his attitude, and long may that continue. He's got terrific attributes - he's quick, he's terrific in the air and he's also a very positive influence around the training complex and I look forward to continue working with him."

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hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

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ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

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e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

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