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'I should have scored more' -Clarke

18 December 2013

The City striker was delighted to help put City through and hopes it gives the side confidence going into the Swindon game...

Coventry City striker Leon Clarke was delighted to score a brace to put the Sky Blues into the third round of the FA Cup, but believes he should have scored more.

The 29-year old made his first start for City since the 5-1 defeat against Tranmere Rovers after recovering from a hip injury. 

Clarke scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season against Pool at Sixfields, with his second goal coming in the final minute of the game. 

The City striker hopes the win serves as a major boost to the side but said he should have stretched his goal tally even further against the League Two side.

Clarke said: "It was nice to be out there playing again. I thought it was good to link up with Callum (Wilson) again and we showed glimpses of the partnership working.

"But I feel as thought I should have had a few more goals today. I felt a bit rusty and a bit heavy in the legs.

"It is difficult to get back up to the tempo we play at when you have had two or three weeks off. Playing in a match is completely different to training.

"I know the manager said I'd looked sharp in training but hopefully with a few more games under my belt, I can get even sharper."

The 14-goal forward has returned at the right time for City with games against Swindon Town, Peterborough United, Oldham Athletic and Rotherham United coming up over the Christmas period.

With the Robins one of Clarke's former clubs, Clarke says he is looking forward to returning to the County Ground. 

He added: "It was a difficult time being injured as I couldn't really do anything. It was deep tear in my hip and Dave (Hart) the physio said he had never seen it before.

"It was hard to just sit at home and watch the results come in as I want to play as many games as I can so it is good to be back involved.

"I look to every game against my former clubs so hopefully today's result will give the team a lot of confidence going into the game.

"Swindon are a really good team with some really young players and they like to play it around so it should be a good game." 


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