Sky Blues midfielder Danny Swanson reveals the battles he faced on his way to his first ever professional contract exclusively in PUSB
Coventry City midfielder Danny Swanson is the first member of the Sky Blues side to feature in our very first edition of PUSB for the 2014/15 season.
To mark our first edition we have pulled out a short snippet of his feature interview that reveals football very nearly did not happen for the 26-year-old!
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...The tricky wideman arrives at Coventry City having already won Scottish Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy medals but he says he feels he will be given an opportunity to really spread his wings with a Sky Blues, a club he feels possesses Championship potential.
“When I arrived I didn’t expect the quality to be has high as it has been but the standards here have been amazing. It’s a place you really want to come to work every day. It’s been tough but I’ve loved every minute of it,” he said.
“When I was 19 I was playing with mates and training to be a full-time plumber and I didn’t think football was going to happen for me but I think that experience helped me because when it came to a point where I got a professional football contract I had that drive and motivation to want to keep it.
“I got a trial at Berwick Rangers because the manager was my dad’s mate and sometimes in football you need a bit of luck but when I joined I set myself a target to get into the Scottish Premier League by 23 and I did that. To get that call saying you are getting a deal is a great feeling.
“I won the Scottish Cup with Dundee United and then achieved another ambition of playing in the Championship with Peterborough where we won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in League One last season but with Coventry I feel I can be part of a team that can play Championship football again.
“This club can make it there. The gaffer is very ambitious and the players he has brought in have that drive. The changing room is young but very mature and everyone in there are football minded which is a great thing."
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