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'Hoping to figure in last three matches'

8 April 2013

Billy Daniels hopes his hard work in the Under-21s pays off with a first team chance...

Coventry City midfielder Billy Daniels believes Steven Pressley's footballing philiosophy has filtered down to the Under-21s side.

Daniels has started in each one of City Under-21's last four games which has seen Lee Carsley's record three wins and one draw. 

Daniels went close to scoring against Derby County at the Ricoh Arena several times and he hopes the team can continue playing to the highest level until the end of the season.

The young City midfielder said: "I am in a good place with my football at the moment. I think I am playing well and the whole team has really pulled together in recent weeks to show some good performances.

"Since the new manager has come in, I think we have been playing better. We are all working hard in the hope the manager spots us and gives us the chance in the first team.

"I started the season well but went through a difficult time in the season where I didn't think I was on form and found it difficult to get up to speed.

"The manager has got the whole squad working on different things like pressing the ball harder and I think we have definitely improved since then."

The 19-year old started the first game of the season when City recorded a 1-0 win over Dagenham and Redbridge in the League Cup. 

Daniels is hoping he could figure in one of City's last three fixtures of the League One season.

He added: "There is plenty of competition throughout the squad and it is difficult to break into the side as they are playing well at the moment.

"I have to just keep my head down and keep working hard so maybe I'll get my chance in the team. Not long to go in the season now but it would be good if I could get my chance and show the manager what I can do.

"I am looking ahead to the summer and we work hard towards next season, if I am kept on."

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