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'Promotion still our aim' - Bailey

2 January 2013

City loan midfielder delighted to be back and wants to help keep up the push for promotion

Coventry City loan midfielder James Bailey says the Sky Blues are still looking at promotion despite the set back of their New Year's Day home defeat to Shrewsbury.

Marvin Morgan's second half goal proved to be the difference between the two sides in a game that saw Bailey on the bench after re-signing a loan deal with City until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old's performances with the Sky Blues in the first half of the season on loan from Derby County had won him a place in the hearts of fans who expressed their delight at his return.

Andy Bailey said City now had to lay rest to the defeat to the Shrews and continue to make promotion their aim.

"It's good to be back. The result was a bit unfortunate but we're still looking for promotion and now we have to get ready for a big game on Saturday against Tottenham for us and the fans," he said.

"The defeat could be the wake up call we needed because we created so many chances it was ridiculous so we've only got ourselves to blame. I think it was one of those games where we could've played for another hour and still not scored so we've got to put it to bed and get ready for the weekend.

Bailey added he was excited at the prospect off putting himself back in the manager's thoughts for the FA Cup third round trip to White Hart Lane at the weekend.

"You want to play at the highest level possible but whoever Tottenham put out on Saturday we know it will be a tough game.

"It's a great opportunity for us and great day out for the fans so now I have to try and give the manager a question to think about in terms of getting back in the side because there's no point feeling sorry for myself."

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