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"I want to help bring success to Coventry City and I'll wait for my chance to prove myself here." - Coventry City's Seb Hines

19 September 2014

The City loanee also admitted he hopes to get his chance to start when the Sky Blues travel to Rochdale this weekend...

Coventry City defender Seb Hines has revealed he's happy to wait for his chance to play for the Sky Blues ahead of the weekend's game against Rochdale.

The Sky Blues signed the central defender on loan until January on transfer deadline day but Hines has found chances limited since his arrival.

The 26-year old played 50 minutes for Steven Pressley's side in the 2-1 defeat against Scunthorpe as a result of Reda Johnson's 24th-minute dismissal.

Having made five appearances for Championship side Middlesbrough before his loan move, Hines says he has settled in well at the Sky Blues.

Hines said: "I want to bring success to Coventry, or at least help doing that. We need to keep pushing up the table and it is the early results in a season which can help set the tone for the season.

"I've come here to play games of course. I've waited for an opportunity because it was always going to be like that when you move to a side which is in form.

"I've been involved in all the games since I've been here, even though coming on against Gillingham to play up front was a little bit unusual for my debut.

"It's been really good to be part of this team as the squad are great and there is a real desire to succeed here. The signs have been really good early on but we need to keep it going."

With the City captain Johnson suspended for three matches following his red card against the Iron, City manager Pressley admitted there is a chance for another defender to step up into his starting XI.

If selected for tomorrow's game against Rochdale, Hines is hoping to grab his chance despite his unfamiliarity with the left centre-back position.

He added: "It's different playing on the left side of the back three. I've not really played in that system before but you do get a bit more time on the ball.

"It doesn't matter though as I'll adjust and give my all when I'm on the pitch. I've got to work on playing on the left side as it is new to me.

"The training at the club is pretty intense and the focus on detail is important so I'll take it on board and try my best. 

"If I get a chance to play, Rochdale is always going to be a difficult place to go and they've had a good start to the season. We need to get our unbeaten run restarted and the sooner we do that, the better."

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