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'The club culture has changed' - Baker

9 September 2013

Coventry City captain Carl Baker believes the new 'club culture' at the Sky Blues has helped City's early-season form...

Coventry City captain Carl Baker believes the new 'club culture' at the Sky Blues has helped City's early-season form after the 2-0 win over Colchester United.

The Sky Blues went five games unbeaten and rose up off the bottom of the League One table with a comfortable victory over the U's.

Callum Wilson netted a brace to become the top scorer in the Football League with eight goals scored so far this season.

The City captain is proud of City's early-season form and believes it's a result of the extra sessions the squad have been putting in over pre-season.

Baker said: "When we are down at the training ground, the lads are still out an hour or so beyond the session finishing. 

"The team want to be out there, looking to get better all the time and keep practicing. That is where the new culture at the club has come through.

"This is the sort of attitude we need here at the football club and when a couple of players stay out after to do a bit more, it rubs off on everyone else.

"It is always great to see when we finish training, the lads want to stay behind and do more. The sessions from the gaffer and Neil (MacFarlane) have been fantastic and it is fun to be playing at the club at the moment.

"A lot of hard work goes into every session and we just got to keep doing that."

With the win, City are now only nine points off the play-offs and would have been placed 6th in the League One table without the points deduction.

Now City have wiped out the 10-point deduction, Baker hopes the side can focus on climbing the League table.

He added: "Well, I've just had a look at the table and we are only a couple of points behind the likes of Sheffield United which is incredible considering the points deduction.

"Despite the good form, we haven't done nothing yet and we have to keep telling that to ourselves. We must keep the pressure on ourselves to keep climbing that table.

"We won't be happy with what we've got yet but we will be happy at the end of the season if we achieve our goals. 

"We just got to do what we do best and that is winning games. Everyone is enjoying playing for Coventry at the moment so let's hope we can keep it going."


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