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"The club have taken a chance on me. I want to show people what I'm capable of." - Coventry City's Marcus Tudgay

30 July 2014

The striker has also revealed he hopes to see more strikers come into the club before the 2014/15 season starts...

Coventry City's new signing Marcus Tudgay has revealed he wants to remind people what he is capable of during his time with the Sky Blues.

The former Nottingham Forest striker signed a one-year deal with the club today after impressing during the pre-season tour of Italy on trial.

The 31-year old, who started in City's 1-0 friendly defeat to Newport County at Spytty Park tonight, has admitted he can't wait to get going for the Sky Blues.

Tudgay said: "It went on for a few days but I'm delighted to sign here especially after working with the club during the pre-season tour.

"I can't wait to get going. The club works at a very high standard but that is one of the reasons I signed. It will make me physically stronger so I'm more than happy to get behind that as it will make me a better player.

"For me, I had less game-time last season than I would have liked. The club have taken a chance on me and I know that and I'm happy for that.

"I'm injury free now and I want to prove I can do it again. Hopefully, this move will give me the chance to show people my quality whilst helping the club progress."

Tudgay started against the Exiles alongside Shaun Miller as the City manager continues to look for strikers to add to his squad.

With the 2014/15 League One season starting in less than two weeks time, Tudgay believes bringing more competition to the club can only be a good thing.

He added: "It was good to play with Shaun Miller tonight and I'm hoping we can strike up a partnership which can replicate what Leon Clarke and Callum Wilson did here last season.

"You need every player in the squad to be pushing themselves to become better and the best way to do that is with competition.

"You don't want to get sloppy and you can't go through the entire season with just two strikers so it would be good to see more strikers come into the club. The more, the merrier.

"The move represents a great chance for me to start enjoying my football again. I'm counting down the days until the start of the season but there is still a lot of work to do."

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