Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

"David McGoldrick said this would be the right club for me." - Frank Nouble

5 September 2014

Sky Blues loan striker marks his debut with a goal after turning to former City star David McGoldrick for pre-move advice

Coventry City loan striker Frank Nouble said he was convinced that the Sky Blues were the right club for him by another of City's former loan stars.

Nouble got his Coventry career off to the perfect start after netting the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win over Gillingham which marked the Sky Blues' return to the Ricoh Arena.

The 22-year-old's deadline day move from Ipswich Town was fashioned quite quickly but Nouble said he turned to former City goal machine and Ipswich team mate David McGoldrick who he said had nothing but good things to say about the club.

"I spoke to David before I cam here and he spoke very highly of the club and said it did wonders for his career. If I can do what he did it will obviously help my career but the most important thing for me is helping the team do well.

"Coventry City is a massive club to me and I think we can be pushing for the play-offs and although my loan is only until January at the minute, if we can get to that point and we're real play-off contenders I'll want to stay here, carry on doing well and see it through."

Nouble himself said he could not have hoped for any more on his debut, netting in front of a near-28,000 capacity crowd.

"To be honest I thought about it all day yesterday, thinking of scoring here, after we were taken on a tour of the stadium yesterday. You can see Coventry is a massive club and you could see that everybody wanted to show their support and I think the players responded well.

"Ryan Haynes played ever so well. I thought I was young at 22 but he's only 19 and he's only going to get better the more he plays. I didn't think he saw me for the goal to be honest but it was a great goal from good football and I was delighted to be able to put it in the bottom corner.

"I don't know what more I could want really from today, working hard, playing well and scoring live on the telly. That's all I want. Now we just need to keep the momentum going. The players all buy into the manager's system of working hard and pressing the ball and I really think teams will find that hard to deal with."

Advertisement block