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'I don't expect to score' - Clarke

7 January 2014

Sky Blues forward Leon Clarke may have scored 18 goals but he doesn't expect to score...

Coventry City striker Leon Clarke has scored 18 goals this season in all competitions, yet he still doesn't expect to score. 

The 28-year old has been in incredible form for the Sky Blues this season, helping City reach the fourth round of the FA Cup with his last minute winner in the 2-1 win at Barnsley at the weekend.

His goal against the Tykes means Clarke has scored six goals in the last six games and is the current League One top-scorer. 

Despite his blistering goal-scoring record, the City striker revealed he still doesn't expect to score in every game. 

Clarke said: "I know I will get chances in the game but I don't always go into games where I think I will score. 

"I will always back myself, if I get two or three chances, to put one away. It is nice to keep scoring as many goals as I have been.

"Long may it continue and hopefully I can keep scoring every week. It was nice against Barnsley as I didn't have a lot of chances but I was still able to get on the score-sheet.

"My confidence is really high and I do feel I can put them away if I get the chances."

City had a successful festive and New Year's period, where City played five games in 15 days, picking up seven points and making it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Clarke believes City can be proud of their efforts over the Christmas period and has urged the squad to continue the form until the end of the season.

He added: "It has been a really good period where we have picked up some really good wins and played well. 

"Our confidence and momentum going through the games has been great as that can be really difficult to do with the small squad we have.

"With the amount of games we have in such a short space of time, it really does take a toll on your legs.

"It will be nice to have a little break now with a few days off. We can then come back rested and ready to attack the rest of the season."


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