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'I want more minutes on the pitch'

25 August 2013

Mathieu Manset hopes to claim a starting spot in City starting XI after the 4-4 draw against Preston...

Coventry City striker Mathieu Manset hopes his first goal for the Sky Blues helps him claim a starting spot after the 4-4 draw against Preston North End.

Tom Clarke put the visitors ahead in the 11th minute but were pegged back by Leon Clarke after brilliant work from Callum Wilson in the 25th minute.

Bailey Wright put Preston back in front in the second half but Wilson scored a brilliant brace to put City 3-2 up going into the last five minutes.

Joel Byrom headed home with three minutes to go and Chris Humphrey scored in injury time to seemingly hand the Lilywhites all three points. 

However, it was home debutant Mathieu Manset who popped up with a late equaliser to rescue a point for Steven Pressley's side.

Manset said: "I am delighted to score my first home goal and especially a goal which meant so much to the team.

"We could have won the game and we are disappointed we didn't get the win but it is a good point to get against a strong side.

"I hope to score many goals for Coventry during my time here and hopefully this is the first of many from me."

The French striker was brought on with 23 minutes to go, replacing Billy Daniels in midfield.

With a trip to Shrewsbury up next, Manset hopes to be able to get a starting spot in Pressley's side.

He added: "I want to play more of course, I am a footballer so you want to be on the pitch as much as possible.

"There is a lot of competition up front with everyone scoring goals at the moment for the side. 

"Callum (Wilson) scored two goals today and Leon (Clarke) scored one so it will be difficult to get into the side.

"I need to make sure I keep impressing when I am on the pitch. Hopefully, we can do better defensively going forward to make sure the goals we score count for more points." 

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