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"If we had that crowd week in, week out, we'd challenge. It was the most incredible night of my life." - Coventry City's Ryan Haynes

6 September 2014

The City left-back also believes he has evolved into a different player from the one who made his debut against Brentford in the 2012/13 season...

Coventry City defender Ryan Haynes has revealed the 1-0 win over Gillingham was 'the most incredible night' of his life.

The City Academy graduate started the win over the Gills which saw the Sky Blues return to the Ricoh Arena and was crowned the Man of the Match.

The 18-year old claimed an assist for the match-winning goal as it was his run down the left and cut-back which created Frank Nouble's debut goal.

Haynes, who has now started five games this season, believes he has evolved into a different player since his debut against Brentford in the 2012/13 season.

The left-back said: "I'm speechless. It was an incredible night and that is what I've always dreamed about since joining the club.

"I've come up through the Academy system and nights like this is what you aim for when you work hard during your time at the Academy and hope to make the grade.

"I think the recent spell I've had in the team with the four or five games has helped me deal with my nerves and really settled me tonight.

"I felt like I deserved to be out there. I remember my debut and I thought I could have done better but now I feel like I'm able to show my best qualities."

The Sky Blues have now gone six-games unbeaten with the win over the Gills ahead of the home game against Yeovil Town next week at the Ricoh Arena.

Haynes has lauded the crowd and hopes the fans will continue to come and support the team at the Ricoh Arena.

He added: "That noise. It was incredible. I hope we get to hear that each week as it has such a huge impact on us and how we play.

"The fans stayed behind us all the way during the game and it kept us going during a difficult game as they pushed forward in the second half.

"If we had that crowd week in, week out, we'd challenge. We need to carry on the form we're showing at the moment and if we get that crowd, we'd have a massive chance.

"It was the most incredible night of my life and I hope to have many more like it."

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