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'The worst ten months of my career'

27 February 2013

David Bell has described the last ten months as 'horrible' after coming on against Bournemouth...

Coventry City midfielder David Bell has described his injury spell as the 'worst ten months of my career' after featuring in the 2-0 win against Bournemouth.

The former Luton Town man has had a succession of injuries, including a metatarsal injury which has kept him out of the City side since April 2012.

Bell came on in the 74th minute for Gary McSheffrey and provided the cross which lead to the penalty, which was converted by captain Carl Baker.

The 29-year old was delighted to get back on the pitch for the Sky Blues and admitted the last ten months have been 'horrible'.

The City winger said: "It's has horrible. There has been plenty of up's and down's where I thought I was clear of injury, but then I got knocked back again.

"It has been terrible and has definitely been the worst ten months of my career. I just hope all that is now behind me and I am absolutely buzzing to get back on the pitch.

"It was a great three points to be involved in as the team really had to battle so it is a great day for both me and the side.

"I have been available for a little while but because I have been out for so long, it was a case of getting some development games and working towards match fitness.

"I played an Under-21 game on Monday so I was happy with my fitness. I was just on a high, buzzing with adrenaline to be back playing for Coventry."

Interim first team manager has recently commented that he believes the club hasn't seen the best of David Bell and the midfielder has been thankful of Carsley's support.
He added: "I speak to (Lee) Carsley quite a lot and he has always been really supportive of me. Throughout my injury and when I have got back training, he has always been there to talk to.

"The advice I needed from him has been superb because he has fantastic playing experience. He has took over the reins here and he has been superb with all the players.

"He tries to fill everybody with confidence. He has a lot of confidence in the players and believes we can achieve which is important."

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