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'I will understand losing my place'

23 August 2013

Billy Daniels also hopes to be the first to four goals in the City squad against Preston on Sunday...

Coventry City midfielder Billy Daniels won't be disappointed if he loses his spot in the starting XI when captain Carl Baker returns from suspension.

Steven Pressley brought in Daniels to replace Baker in the starting XI and the 19-year old has made a great impact so far, notching three goals in his two appearances, including the winner in the 5-4 win against Bristol City.

Despite his brilliant performances, Daniels will respect the decision if Baker comes straight back into the side for the Shrewsbury Town match next week.

The Academy graduate said: "I am enjoying playing consecutive games in the first team. I haven't really had that experience before but this is something which helps me to develop as a footballer.

"Carl (Baker) is the captain so he has an authority over me when he comes back from suspension. We will see what the manager chooses when the situation comes about but if I lose the spot, I will completely understand.

"All it took for me to get into the side was one suspension so I am sure my next chance in the side is just around the corner. It is a case of me keeping myself mentally ready to do my best for the side whenever I am called on."

Daniels is in contention to start against Preston North End on Sunday at Sixfields, looking to score his fourth goal of the 2013/14 League One season.

Daniels is tied with Franck Moussa, Leon Clarke and Callum Wilson on three goals, but he is hoping he is the first to get to four goals in the City squad.

He added: "We are really confident ahead of the Preston match because we are scoring plenty of goals but also creating loads of chances as well which is huge for us.

"We kept a clean sheet last week and the lads are ready to go again. They are a good side but if we can play to the same levels, I am sure we can win.

"We just want to keep gaining points to get back up that league. The goals are coming from every where at the moment as the side is playing with a really high spirit. 

"I'd be delighted if I can be the first player to get to four goals but as long as the team score goals to win the game on Sunday, that is all that matters."

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