COLCHESTER United new-boy Ben Stevenson insists there will be no divided loyalties in tonight’s clash against former side Coventry City.

The 20-year-old made nearly 50 league and cup appearances for his boyhood club during his time at the Ricoh Arena.

He then joined Wolves on transfer deadline day before immediately being loaned out to the U’s for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign.

Stevenson admits it will be a “weird” experience lining up against Coventry in tonight’s League Two clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

However, the midfielder says it is one he is looking forward to.

“I didn’t realise the game against Coventry was so close until someone messaged me about it,” he told the Gazette.

“It’s going to be a weird one for me, as I was there for 13 years. I’m really looking forward to it and it should be good to see a few familiar faces and play against people I’ve known for a long time.

“I was at Coventry since the age of eight but now I’m here at Colchester.

“No disrespect to Coventry but I’m not going to try and help them out – I’m going to do my best to get Colchester promoted.

“Leaving a club after 13 years is quite a big thing and being at Coventry is all I’ve ever known, but now it’s time for me to move on to the second stage of my career.”