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'I am really enjoying my football'

19 September 2013

Also, Jordan Clarke isn't sure whether he classifies himself as a right-back or a centre-back...

Coventry City defender Jordan Clarke isn't sure whether he classes himself as a right-back or a centre-back.

The Academy graduate progressed into the side as a right-back having made his first appearance for the club in that position in August 2009 in a 2-1 win over Ipswich Town.

He has always been considered as a right-back at City until this season where he has played every game in central defence, forming a solid partnership with Scottish International Andy Webster.

The 21 year-old suggests having played in both positions, that it is just 'another string to his bow'.

Clarke said: "I don't know whether I class myself as a central defender. I have more times for the club at the right-back position but obviously this season has been different.

"I feel as though it is just another string to my bow. I don't know what I am right now but that can be a good thing as if you are versatile to more positions, that can only be a good thing.

"I am enjoying playing centre-back at the moment. I played there in the youth teams and it is a position I know a lot about.

"I think I have done quite well there this season and as long as the manager wants me to play there, I will play there happily."

With the addition of central defender Stuart Urquhart this week, competition for places in defence might increase if the Scottish defender progresses in the Under-21s side.

Having secured a new deal ahead of the Port Vale game, Clarke says he is only focusing on himself and making sure he is ready for every match-day.

He said: "I am really too bothered by other players coming in as the squad probably needs some additions to strengthen us in case of injuries.

"I am just concentrating on myself. That is what I have done throughout the summer and it has worked well up until now. 

"As long as I do what I have to do, it doesn't mean much to me really. I have to make sure I prepare for each game in the right way.

"I need to push myself to keep doing better and continue my run in the side. I am enjoying my football at the moment and I want it to stay that way."


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