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'The right club for me' - Petrasso

19 February 2014

New Coventry City loan signing Michael Petrasso feels he will benefit greatly from his 28-day loan spell with the club

Coventry City loanee Michael Petrasso says that he is at the right club to help make him a better player.

The 18-year-old Canadian signed a 28-day loan deal from parent club QPR earlier this month before making his full debut for the Sky Blues in Tuesday night's 2-1 home defeat to Carlisle United at Sixfields.

He said he was nervous before kick off but shrugged it off to contribute to a first half which saw City take the lead courtesy of Franck Moussa's 32nd minute opener.

Carlisle came back in the second half with goals from Liam Noble and Sam Byrne to take all the points but while Petrasso said the team were disappointed with the result he added he was still sure that he was in the right place.

"I thought I did okay. I had two opportunities to score, one saved and the other which went wide as I was trying to finesse it in. Maybe I needed to do more offensively but I just want to learn and get better for the next game," he said.

"I was at Oldham earlier in the season and played against Coventry and I thought they had a really good squad as they controlled the game and when I heard they were interested in me I felt it was a good opportunity to learn more.

"The manager is a person that likes to keep possession, likes to pass the ball and likes the high pressing game which suits my game because I feel I am a fit player that has pace.

"The manager's training sessions are very high tempo and I'll get even more fit and it will help my game so I will get plenty of experience that I can learn from here.

Speaking about his debut, where he played behind striker and fellow loanee Chuba Akpom, Petrasso added: "I was nervous to start with but we came out in the first half and we did well, we created chances, the first goal was a very nice one and defensively we were strong so I felt we were in a good position to win the game," he said.

"We came out for the second half though and we started strong but once they got their goal I thought our heads dropped a bit and we kept the ball but didn't create much of a threat.

"They then got their second goal and we were trying to force things and rush things and the result didn't go our way."

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