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"I always enjoy playing football, I'm desperate to get back into the team." Coventry City's Danny Swanson

2 December 2014

The Sky Blues midfielder played 80 minutes for the Under-21's yesterday and is eager to work his way into a starting spot for the first-team...

Coventry City midfielder Danny Swanson has expressed his eagerness to earn his place in the first-team after consecutive appearances off the bench.

The Scot, who signed for the club from Peterborough in the summer, has played in 13 games for the Sky Blues so far this season as injury has affected his playing time.

But, Swanson is committed to forcing his way back in, turning out for the Under-21's in recent weeks in a bid to keep himself fit and in the manager's eye.

"Obviously I'm desperate to get back into the team," Swanson said.

"I've had this injury but I'm on the way back to full fitness. I've come off the bench for the first team and need to keep on playing to maintain my fitness.

"The manager knows I'm dying to get back into the team and he can see that I'm working really hard in training in order to win a place. Hopefully I can break in, but the Under-21's gives me a good chance to show what I can do.

"I always enjoy playing football, I'd rather play than train and I'm raring to go."

The midfielder was lively in the Sky Blues' 2-1 defeat to Crewe yesterday and played 80 minutes as City fell to two second-half goals.

Swanson said the side should not have lost the game and admitted he was disappointed not to score himself after an impressive first-half display.

He added: "We had a really good first-half and we had so many chances that should have set us up to win the game.

"We weren't ruthless enough, I'm disappointed as I should've scored myself as I had a few chances. We really should've finished them off, particularly after an excellent first-half.

"So we're disappointed with that, but I'm pleased to get another 80 minutes under my belt and hopefully I can keep going and get myself included for the first-team next week."

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