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McGoldrick enjoys Ball company up front

9 October 2012

The loanee striker has praised the impact of his strike partner...

Coventry City striker David McGoldrick has confessed he gets rather ‘lonely’ up front but was happy to play alongside Callum Ball at the weekend.

The 24-year old, who is expected to feature tonight against York City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, has already made nine appearances for the club since joining on a loan deal until January.

Robins has liked to adopt the 4-5-1 system since taking over at City but brought on Callum Ball at half-time against Bournemouth to great effect, as Coventry switched to the 4-4-2 system.

McGoldrick says he was happy to have someone with Ball’s technique alongside him and believes he is more than just a target-man.

The City forward said: “I definitely enjoyed working with Callum Ball. Sometimes it can get rather lonely up front on your own so for Callum (Ball) to come up was good as I can play off him.

“He is a big lad who can win headers and he gave the two centre-halves a tough time. But he also had a great game with the ball at his feet. He has some great technique and probably the best part of his game is on the floor, not in the air.

“I understand when we play one up front as sometimes it is more important to make sure the midfield is strong and it can help a side settle into the game better.

“But it was good to play up front with him. Even if it is Stephen Elliott, Cody McDonald or Callum Ball, I like playing up front with anyone and I think we all have something to offer.

“I think I have played alright with all of them to be honest and they all have different qualities, much like myself. We have got good competition up front so long may it continue.”

The City manager Mark Robins has recently praised the effort of loan striker McGoldrick and asked others in the squad to reach his levels of performance during the 90 minutes.

It has been little over two weeks since Robins took over and McGoldrick has lauded the positive impact he has made at the club.

He added: “He is very positive and he wants to get the ball down and play it around the right way which is music to my ears.

“I love that kind of football and so do all the lads as well. There are no real big lumps in there which just want to kick it into the air. We all like to get it down and play which is important.

“We have all responded well to him and we are doing well in training every day. I think performance levels have gone up so we just got to keep going and take it into each game.”

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