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"Another game gives us another chance to build momentum. Look to keep another clean sheet." - Coventry City's Andy Webster

19 August 2014

The City defender also wants to see young defender Ryan Haynes progress in the first-team against Barnsley...

Coventry City defender Andy Webster believes the Sky Blues have began to build momentum ahead of the Barnsley game tonight.

The Scottish defender was part of the defence which helped keep a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Sheffield United at the weekend.

This season, with the change to the 3-5-2 formation, Webster has played at the centre of the defensive trio with Jordan Willis and Reda Johnson either side of him.

Steven Pressley is expected to select the same defence which kept a clean sheet against the Blades and Webster believes it is a good way to build confidence in the team.

The 32-year old said: "It was a good win for us against Sheffield United as you're always looking to win games so you can build momentum.

"I think we've got used to the new system and the best way to learn it is to play it. I was happy with the performance at the weekend and we'll be looking to continue that.

"The system is slightly different to what we're used to. We've had to make slight adjustments and with the three at the back, we sometimes get a bit more time on the ball.

"The first win of the season is always important but then you've got to make sure you build on that."

The 18-year old defender Ryan Haynes is set to start for the Sky Blues against Barnsley following his Man of the Match performance against Sheffield United and Danny Pugh's injury.

Webster has praised the young defender's progression and believes the best way for him to progress is to play in the first-team.

He added: "He played well at the weekend and showed a lot of quality, especially with the cross for the goal. 

"The best way for him to get better is to play games and that will also give him more confidence in his performances.

"With a game coming so quickly after the last match, he has to focus on doing well again and maybe providing another assist." 


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