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'I am ready for the challenge' - Daniels

3 July 2013

Midfielder Billy Daniels wants to prove his worth in the first team next season...

Coventry City midfielder Billy Daniels has already set his sights on the first game of the season at Crawley Town having signed a new two-year deal last week.

The 19-year old started three league games last season, one of which was the April trip to Crawley’s Broadfield Stadium after impressing manager Steven Pressley in the Under-21s.

City lost the game 2-0 in terrible, bog-like conditions and Daniels hopes he gets the chance to put the record straight against the Red Devils.

The Academy Graduate said: "I definitely want to get revenge for that result. It wasn't the best game and the pitch obviously didn't help at all.

"Obviously, with it being the first game of the season, we would love to get the three points anyways but because it was one of those days where the conditions hampered the match, it adds a bit more to it.

"I would love to start the first game of course, everyone does. I want to make as many appearances for the club as I possibly can next season as the contract has given me a real platform to perform.

"I am working hard in the pre-season and the squad is looking in great shape which is always encouraging to see as you want to be part of a determined group."

Daniels started the first game of last season against Dagenham and Redbridge in the Capital One Cup, deployed as a central midfielder.

Daniels played mostly as a striker for the Academy and he said he is happy to play anywhere the manager sees fit.

He added: "I have played quite a number of positions because you have to adapt your game to wherever the manager wants you to play.

"I can do a job sitting in midfield but I would like to think I am more of an attacking player who can get forward for the side and score goals.

"I enjoy trying to create chances for other players so playing in the positions I have has benefited my progression as a footballer.

"The manager wants me to challenge for a first-team spot next season and I am sure I am ready to take it on."

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