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'I hope I've impressed Pressley'

18 March 2013

Callum Ball hopes he caught the eye in the Under-21s 2-1 win over Birmingham...

Coventry City's Callum Ball hopes his performance against Birmingham City Under-21's caught the eye of watching first team manager Steven Pressley.

The Derby County loanee started up front in the 2-1 win at St. Andrews with Will Roberts and Billy Daniels securing the win with goals either side of the break.

The 20-year old has now recovered from an injury which ruled him out of action and he hopes to get a chance in the first team in the final seven games of the season.

Ball said: "It was a really good performance from the players as they are a good side so we dealt with a difficult test really well.

"It is great the manager comes to watch the games because it gives everyone that extra incentive to play well. 

"We have got a really strong squad and Cody (McDonald) has recently came back to the club. He scored as well so it is always going to be difficult to break into the team at the moment.

"We had David McGoldrick here and then Leon Clarke, both amongst the top-scorers in the league, and then I got an injury as well so it has been difficult for me.

"We have got Portsmouth next so hopefully I can get into the match-day squad and we will see where we go from there. I hope I can get into the side but all I can keep doing is working hard."

Birmingham City included first team players in their side, including Darren Ambrose and Morgaro Gomis, and Ball believes they were as good as any team in League One.

He added: "To play against the players they had in their team today was a real test. That is probably as good as any team near the top of League One.

"They have great experience so for us to come here as quite a young side and play the way we did was great. They definitely opened stronger but I thought we grew into the game and deserved the win in the end.

"It shows that we have got a really good squad here and that there are players coming through. Wins like that definitely gets the spirits up."

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