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'The pain was unreal' - Daniels

19 November 2013

City midfielder Billy Daniels is delighted to be back playing again after a hernia procedure in Germany...

Coventry City midfielder Billy Daniels was delighted to make his comeback from injury in the Under-21s defeat against Sheffield United.

The Academy graduate played a full 90 minutes in Worksop and played a crucial role in City's only goal of the game, scored by Jamar Loza.

The 19-year old needed a procedure on his hernia in October having already made eight appearances for the first team, scoring three goals including a brace in the 5-4 win over Bristol City.

Daniels has set his sights on a return to the first-team starting line-up having made the squad against Bradford City at the weekend. 

The City midfielder said: "It was a good game to be involved with as we put out a young team so it was always going to test me in the middle of the park.

"I was delighted to get a full 90 minutes after four or five weeks out of the side with the injury which was really difficult. 

"Definitely feeling it this morning. I'm a bit stiff and tired but I am happy to make sure I am back in contention.

"It is going to be hard to get back into the side as the team is playing really well. If I get another chance, it is important for me to try and take it."

Daniels flew to Germany to go under the procedure after City's 1-0 win over Walsall at the end of October.

It was a procedure captain Carl Baker went under whilst at the club, and Daniels has described the 'unreal pain'.

He added: "I wasn't over there too long, around two days. It was a bit of a different experience for me as I didn't know what to expect.

"I spoke to Carl (Baker) about it and he told me what would happen which was good. I'm glad I have got it out of the way and sorted now though.

"After the operation, when I got back to the hotel room, the pain was unreal. Couldn't even move from my bed or anything which was difficult. 

"I managed to get through it though. I think it will make me stronger though and all I can do now is to try and get back into the first team."

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