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"It would be good to play against Aron Gunnarsson. It will bring out that little bit extra." - Coventry City's Jordan Clarke

12 August 2014

The City defender also believes the team will get stronger the more games the Sky Blues face...

Coventry City defender Jordan Clarke has revealed he is looking forward to potentially facing Aron Gunnarsson ahead of the Capital One Cup game against Cardiff City.

The Sky Blues defender started City's first-game of the season at Bradford City at right wing-back, a position he is expected to continue playing in against the Bluebirds.

Former City midfielder Gunnarsson could face the Sky Blues tomorrow night at Sixfields with the Championship side set to face Steven Pressley's side in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

With Clarke set to face his old team-mate, the Coventry-born defender believes playing against former players always brings out 'that little bit extra'.

Clarke said: "It is always fun to play against former players and it makes both players play that little bit extra.

"It's always good to meet up with former team-mates before and after the game. Obviously, you get extremely serious during the game as you always want to beat your mates.

"It is a shame Ben Turner is injured as it would have been good to play against him. He has a lot of quality and he started for them the other night.

"He is just another player we've got to pay attention to during the game as they've got a very good squad."

In City's first game of the season, Pressley fielded seven debutants against the Bantams; Danny Pugh, Reda Johnson, Jim O'Brien, Danny Swanson, Ryan Allsop, Josh McQuoid and Marcus Tudgay.

Clarke has praised the levels of performance from the debutants and believes for the players to have their debuts on the opening day will only benefit the team.

He added: "I don't think having so many debutants for one game causes many problems. We all know that there is more to come from us anyways as it was the opening game of the season.

"I think they all did well, especially Reda who scored the two goals. I think it is better for us that they get their debuts early on.

"We can only improve now and with the new system, we need to make sure that everybody continues to learn their roles so we can improve as a team."

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