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Carl Baker backs Nathan Delfouneso

21 March 2014

The City captain also believes Callum Wilson has made a major difference since returning to the side...

Coventry City captain Carl Baker has backed on loan striker Nathan Delfouneso ahead of the trip to Griffin Park to face Brentford tomorrow.

The Sky Blues travel to West London tomorrow looking to build on their 2-2 draw against Port Vale at Sixfields last weekend.

Delfouneso came on during the second half for Chuba Akpom and had a positive impact on the game, including a 100% pass completion against the Valiants. 

The on-loan Aston Villa striker is in contention to start against the Bees and the City captain believes there is much more to come from the 23-year old.

Baker said: "It hasn't quite happened for him yet since coming to the club but I reckon he needs some game time and a chance to get used to the way we play.

"It is often very difficult for players to come in at the required intensity. Nathan came on against Port Vale and I think he did really well.

"I spoke him after the game and told him he made a difference because he rarely lost the ball and linked with Callum Wilson.

"I'm sure he is hoping to start against Brentford as he could then build on that performance and hopefully score a few more goals for us."

City striker Callum Wilson returned to the side against Shrewsbury and has already scored four goals in five games.  

Baker believes the 18-goal striker has helped improve the Coventry City side since coming back from his shoulder injury.

He added: "It has been great to see him back in the team and he has shown he is so valuable to the side. 

"It is like he has never been away. His performance's have been fantastic and even without the goals he has scored recently, he is a constant threat to the opposition.

"It just shows how much we missed him when he was injured but it is good to see everyone fit and ready to play for the side now.

"Callum has been brilliant all season and I'm sure he'll be expecting to score in every game from now until the end of the season."


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