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Barton wants a new start with City

7 August 2012

New signing says arrival at the Ricoh is great opportunity to get career back on track

Sky Blues' new signing Adam Barton wants to get his career back on track after his move from Preston North End.

The 21-year old made his debut for Coventry at Vale Park as City recorded back-to-back pre-season wins, beating Port Vale through a first-half Gary McSheffrey goal.

Barton featured in the first half of the game and speaking after the game, he believes his move to the Sky Blues is a great opportunity for him.

The midfielder said: "I'm very happy to join such a big club and they will be pushing for promotion this year and that's what I want. If we can get back up to the Championship, it would be a great achievement.

"I like the way Andy Thorn sets up his teams to play. When I heard Coventry were interested, I really wanted the move because I knew it would progress my football.

"My injuries are behind me now and I am just happy to get back out on the pitch. I played my best football in the Championship and I'm looking to the future, that is where I want to be and the club wants to be.

"I want to play week in, week out and use this as a great opportunity, which it is. The situation at Preston meant I couldn't get any games under my belt so I'm happy to get playing again at Coventry."

A new addition ahead of the 2012/13 League One season and the Northern Ireland international believes that shows the ambition behind the club.

He added: "Relegation was probably difficult for the club last year but judging on the signings so far, the club is aiming to recover fairly quickly.

"It is really positive to go to a club which wants to move forward and bounce back. The quality of the signings has been very impressive and with the amount of players who have stayed at the club, we will be a top outfit.

"I spoke a lot to the staff here and it is good when everyone at the club is ambitious and really wants to succeed."

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