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'It was a major set-back' - Willis

20 November 2013

Sky Blues centre-back Jordan Willis hopes to get back from injury in 'three or four weeks'...

Coventry City centre-back Jordan Willis has described his knee injury as a 'major set-back' but he is determined to get back as soon as possible.

The young defender has had a productive season so far, making 11 appearances so far this season and involved in almost every match-day squad this season.

As Cyrus Christie sustained a knee injury during the 1-0 win at Stevenage, Willis deputised at right-back and started in the wins over Sheffield United and Leyton Orient, and the draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

The 19-year old was disappointed to pick up the injury during the game against Orient but hopes to be back 'within three to four weeks'.

Speaking at the grand opening of the new CCFC Superstore, Willis said: "It was really difficult to learn I was going to be out for over a month as I had just got into the team and thought I had done well.

"It is a major set-back for me but hopefully I will only be out for another three or four weeks which would be nice. It is always difficult to be out of the side injured as you feel like you can't do anything.

"I have had a good season so far though so it is important not to forget that. I have made a few starts and been involved in almost every squad so I have got to be positive looking forward.

"It is sometimes difficult to do that but it have to learn from every experience I have and this will be another one."

Conor Thomas and Callum Wilson have recently signed new deals at the club having been two core players for the City side this season.

Willis believes bringing home-grown players through improves the team spirit and will produce positive results on the pitch.

He added: "It is great to see all the home-grown players signing new deals and see more players come through the Academy which is great for the club.

"We all know each other really well off-the-pitch as well as on it so it is definitely going to help the team spirit as we all want to do well for each other.

"A big factor this season has been the trust the manager has shown in all of us this season. We have seen a lot of players improve their game because of that.

"But another factor is the confidence we have. We have to know we have the ability to back up that trust and it's working."  

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