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McDonald ready for difficult October

1 October 2012

City striker hopes Coventry push on from Oldham win

Coventry City striker Cody McDonald wants to see the Sky Blues push on from their first league win of the season over Oldham Athletic. 

The 25-year old came on as a substitute in the second half at Boundary Park and he scored a late goal for Coventry from a Jamie Reckord cross to secure City's first three points of the season.

With a difficult October coming up with fixtures against MK Dons, Bournemouth and Swindon, McDonald believes the win over the Latics is the perfect preparation for the Sky Blues.

McDonald said: "It is a huge relief to get that first win of the season as we have been waiting so long for it. 

"There are never any easy games in this league but we have some massive fixtures coming up starting with MK Dons on Tuesday.

"There is probably no better time to get our first win of the season as it sets us up nicely to go into October full of confidence and looking to get more points.

"It isn't easy to get out of this league and maybe some of the players didn't realise how difficult this league is. 

"Everything is now in place for us to get back up that table with the manager and some of the players who he has brought in. We are really confident that this is the start of our season so we need to keep the results coming."

The striker hasn't started a game for City since the Johnstone Paint Trophy triumph over Burton Albion at the start of the September.

With plenty of options up front for manager Mark Robins, McDonald knows he has to be patient but grab his chance when he gets it.

He continued: "I hope my goal today helps my claim for a starting place but that's completely up to the gaffer.

"He has a tough job really as we have a big squad at the moment so there are plenty of options. 

"All I can do is make sure I am working hard in training and when I get my chance in the side, I have to take it. 

"I got to make sure I am giving him a headache for the next game and keep making his job as difficult as possible." 

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