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"Hard work at the end of the day pays off and it has done in these circumstances." - Coventry City's Adam Barton

24 October 2014

Sky Blues midfielder delighted to have got back into the first team and says that he needs to keep working hard for the sake of his team mates…

Coventry City midfielder Adam Barton has expressed his delight at featuring in the Sky Blues' last two games and says that he wants to keep working hard to secure in his place in manager Steven Pressley's plans.

Barton started against Bristol City and Oldham in the last seven days, and the Lancashire lad revealed his desire to help get City back to winning ways.

"This season has been mixed," he said, "obviously it is great to be back in the side and to be fair the manager has always been good to me, I've always been training with the first team.

"I just have to keep working hard now. It's a team game so if I start slacking, it will affect everyone else and we want to start winning.

"It is all about mentality, you can have all the skill in the world but if you don't apply it on the pitch, then you will never get anywhere and you won't win.

"Hard work at the end of the day pays off and it has done for me in these circumstances."

City take on Peterborough United at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow and Barton insists that 'winning ugly' is something they may have to do to take all three points against the Posh, who sit second in the SkyBet League One table.

He continued: "If we have to win nasty, then so be it. It is about doing the basics right, and being confident enough to take the game to them.

"If we have to get that ugly win, then we will do so as we all really want this. It is not going to be an easy game tomorrow so we will have to fight."

The Posh come to Coventry tomorrow on a good run of form having won three of their last five games but lost last time out against Crewe Alexandra. 

Barton says that after looking in depth at the Posh's strength's and weakness' today, he will be focused on his own game, just like the rest of the squad will be.

He concluded: "We will be looking at the visitors later today. They have a few suspensions so that might be a positive for us but we also need to concentrate on ourselves.

"Individual errors are costing us. When a player isn't confident then that can happen, so we need to do the basics right to get that confidence back.

"We are all fired up for this, and we just want to perform as well as we can to get that win."

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