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Clarke, Jeffers and Wilson agree new Coventry deals

Jordan Clarke (Getty)
Clarke made 22 appearances for Coventry last season

Coventry City defender Jordan Clarke is one of three teenagers to sign new deals with the Championship club.

Clarke, 19, has agreed to stay at the Ricoh Arena until the summer of 2014 and will look to add to his 35 appearances for the Sky Blues.

The full-back featured 22 times last season, scoring his only goal in the 3-0 Championship win over Barnsley.

Strikers Sean Jeffers and Callum Wilson have both penned two-year contracts with the Sky Blues.

Jeffers is an England Under-19 international and has had loan spells with both Cheltenham Town and Cambridge United.

Wilson has made just the one substitute appearance during his time at City.

It is vital for a club like ours to produce our own home-grown talent

Andy Thorn

Coventry manager Andy Thorn, who saw forward Marlon King depart for rivals Birmingham earlier this month, was pleased to retain the home-grown talent.

"These three lads have all progressed through our academy and it is encouraging to see that we are producing the sort of talent that can feed the first-team squad," Thorn said.

"In the days of so many loan players, there is no question that supporters prefer to see players progressing through the ranks.

"It is vital for a club like ours to produce our own home-grown talent which can supplement players we bring in, and equally important that young players are seen to be given a real crack at the first team, because that will encourage others to join."

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