Jordan Clarke has completed the turn around of his Coventry City career after today signing a new contract with The Sky Blues.
Clarke, one of eight members of the ‘Bomb Squad’ told by Steven Pressley they did not figure in his plans at the end of last season, has not only impressed Pressley enough to bring him back into the team but also enough to earn a contract extension.
The 21 year old has signed a two year deal until June 2015 and is just nine appearances away from clocking up his 100th in a Sky Blue shirt after making his debut in a Championship game at home to Ipswich Town in August 2009.
Clarke is the second City youngster to commit to the club, after fellow defender Jordan Willis signed a new deal at the start of the weekend.
“In football, at times you love to be proved wrong and that is just the case with Jordan.
“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.”