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"Since changing formation I've still been able to get forward, it's what I like to do." Coventry City's Ryan Haynes

21 November 2014

Sky Blues defender is happy to continue attacking on the left wing, and believes that his game is still growing thanks to some 'tough love' by manager Steven Pressley…

Coventry City defender Ryan Haynes revealed his love for getting forward from left-back as he looks to start against Colchester tomorrow in the Sky Blues' League One clash.

The 18-year old has transitioned into his new position from wing-back as the team have changed formation in recent games, but Haynes is glad that it hasn't affected his ability to come forward with the ball.

"It was tough for me to change position at first." He said. "I thought I would have to be more rigid originally when we changed, but so far I have still been able to get forward like a wing back.

"That's great because it's what I like to do, I like to get forward. I do have to be aware now though, because there isn't three holding players behind me, so I do have to be careful.

"We have been training hard this week and last week. It is the only way we can results, so we've got our heads down and really worked hard."

City have a chance to win their first away league game of the season when they travel to the Weston Homes Community Stadium to take on Colchester United tomorrow.

Although he has been a regular this season, Haynes is grateful to be playing alongside more experienced players, as well as praising the coaching methods of manager Steven Pressley.

He continued: "If I do something wrong the manager has never held back on me. I know what went wrong so I can change it next time.

"I'm glad he's like that because football is a mans game at the end of the day. You have to deal with any criticism that comes your way, and it helps you mould your character.

"At the moment our away form has been bad, but there are certain players that really take the fight to the other team and get everyone going when things aren't going well.

"Jim O'Brien is great at doing that, and I'm glad we have someone like that. If we keep working hard we can get the result we want tomorrow."

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