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'We are desperate to bring success'

9 January 2013

Steven Jennings wants to bring JPT success to Coventry City...

Coventry City midfielder Steven Jennings hopes he can bring success to the club when City line up against Preston North End in the Johnstone Paint Trophy.

The Sky Blues are in the Northern Section semi-final stage of the competition after progressing past Burton Albion, York City and Sheffield United. 

With a date at Wembley only two wins away, Jennings knows how much the fans are behind the campaign and is determined to provide that day-out for the City faithful.

The City midfielder said: “We have to go out on Thursday and take it to them. It is a massive game for the club so we can’t sit back and with the home crowd behind us, we can take the game to them.

“To play at Wembley would be an incredible experience and the club is desperate for success so to win a trophy would be a massive achievement.

“We are very close to getting where we want to be and we don’t want to fall at this stage. In the last round against Sheffield United, the fans really got behind us and we will need that support again.

“We need to take it one game at a time and while the league is our bread and butter if you will, to succeed in this competition would provide a massive boost for the fans.”

With Conor Thomas returning to full fitness this week after his substitute appearance against Tottenham, competition for places in the midfield is fierce.

David Bell has also returned to full training this week so Jennings knows he will have to be ‘on his toes’ to keep his starting place.

He added: “There are people coming back from injury and the side will be stronger for it as there are a lot of games at the moment so the manager might need to switch a few things around.

“I am hoping I can keep my spot in the side and continue to build on the good form I have shown recently. Conor (Thomas) and David Bell are good players so they will be pushing us all the way for the rest of the season.

“I suppose it is a great situation for the club and the manager to be in as he has plenty of options but I want to make sure I continue to start for the club.”

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