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'Promotion is still the aim' - Daniels

3 January 2014

Billy Daniels is enjoying his time in the side and is looking to forward to testing himself against Barnsley...

Coventry City midfielder Billy Daniels believes the City side have enough resolve to get through the current injury problems as City prepare to travel to Barnsley.

The Academy product was brought back into the side to replace John Fleck in the 3-1 win over Rotherham and played very well in a good second-half performance.

Conor Thomas will be out of the FA Cup trip to Barnsley tomorrow due to the severe concussion he sustained during the win over the Millers so Daniels is set to start for the Sky Blues once again.

Daniels has been delighted with the progress he has made so far this season and hopes to be part of a winning side at Oakwell.

The 19-year old said: "For me, this season has been really positive. I had a great start, getting into the side early on and scored three goals which was great.

"I have been happy to wait for the right opportunity and with the injuries we had at the weekend, I was in the side at the weekend and I thought I played well.

"It was good for me to get on the pitch and we definitely had a better second half. I'll be looking to bring that performance into the game against Barnsley.

"It is a blow to see Conor (Thomas) out but the squad has enough resolve to come through it. We can definitely get a positive result there, we just need to believe it."

City have had a positive Christmas period with the win over Rotherham United lifting City to just six points outside the play-offs. 

Daniels has said the City squad still have a firm eye on promotion and wants to help the club achieve it.

He added: "When you look at our results and the team, we've had a great season so far. We've really pulled together having had a ten-point deduction.

"It is important we don't get ahead of ourselves and keep looking at games one-by-one. The aim is still to win every game, get promotion and get in the play-offs.

"The FA Cup provides us with a great occasion and we want to win as it would help be a huge boost to us."


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