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"It was a great team performance. I'm always looking to impress the manager and break into the first-team." - Coventry City's Billy Daniels

23 October 2014

The City midfielder has also called on the Under-21s to build on the back-to-back victories and develop a winning mentality...

Coventry City midfielder Billy Daniels hopes his form for the Under-21s could help him get into the first-team after the 2-0 win over the Robins.

The City midfielder started in midfield for the last two Under-21s games, games which has seen City pick up back-to-back victories.

Daniels started alongside Conor Thomas and Mohamed Coulibaly as goals from Marcus Tudgay and George Thomas sealed the win for the Sky Blues.

The 20-year old believes the Under-21s have improved over the course of the season and has urged the team to keep up the winning mentality.

Daniels said: "Obviously, it was a really good team performance. We've been looking to build on each performance during the Under-21s season.

"The manager talks about a lot of hard work and desire but importantly, it is the will to win which got us over the line here and against QPR.

"We've got much better at competing for the ball, squeezing our lines and pushing up. I think we've been really aggressive on the ball and that's great to see.

"We've dominated the game today and we've got to keep it going because we want to make sure the winning mentality goes throughout the club."

The City Academy graduate has only made four appearances for the first-team this season but hopes his form in the Under-21s has impressed manager Steven Pressley.

He added: "I'm always looking to break into the first team and the manager was watching today so hopefully I'll be able to get my chance. 

"I'm keen to get back into it and show what I can offer. I've got to prove to the manager that I'm worth my place in the side and worth giving a shot to. 

"I think I've put in two good performances for the Under-21s now and I've got to make sure I keep that up. Of course, it is the manager's decision but I'm raring to go and want to help.

"I enjoy playing in the system as it definitely helps the midfielders. With the one sitting in, it gives you licence to bomb on and get forward, and I enjoy that part of the game."

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