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"I am a central defender at the moment, but it's important to keep my versatility." - Coventry City defender Jordan Willis

10 October 2014

The ever-present defender is keen to take the performance against Exeter City in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy into tomorrow's game against Crewe Alexandra…

Coventry City defender Jordan WIllis has revealed that he now sees himself as primarily a central defender, despite playing the majority of last season at full-back.

Willis is the only player to have started every game for the Sky Blues this season and the local lad believes that his game is being adapted to the formation currently set by manager Steven Pressley.

"As of now, I would say I am a central defender," he said, "but it is important to keep that versatility in my locker, as I may need to play as a full back again.

"Slowly but surely I am adapting my game, and I think it's coming. It was hard to adapt but it's slowly getting easier."

Willis was once again at the heart of the City defence as they beat Exeter 3-1 on Tuesday to send them to the Southern Area Quarter-Finals of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, and the performance was pleasing to the 20-year old.

He continued: "Tuesday was a good game, a lot of the young lads gained some good experience, and this competition gives a good opportunity to do that.

"It was great to get back to winning ways, and we hope to take that performance to Crewe on Saturday."

Tomorrow's League One clash at Gresty Road gives City the chance to record their first away win of the season, and Willis says that the side will approach the game just like any other.

"We will approach Crewe just like any other game," he concluded, "we will pass it around and stick to what we do best.

"Something that we try to do is play the same away from home as we do at the Ricoh. We now need to replicate the performance that we delivered to the fans on Tuesday night.

"If we play like we did on Tuesday then surely we should be able to secure a result."

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