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"I'm really enjoying my time at the club. The togetherness in the squad is brilliant." - Coventry City midfielder Jim O'Brien

16 September 2014

The midfielder also believes Scunthorpe United will present a 'difficult test' to in-form Coventry City...

Coventry City midfielder Jim O'Brien has admitted he is loving his time at Coventry City as the Sky Blues prepare to face Scunthorpe United.

The Sky Blues went seven games unbeaten at the weekend following a 2-1 win over Yeovil Town at the Ricoh Arena.

The Scottish midfielder has already made eight appearances for the Sky Blues this season, completing 90 minutes in every City league game.

O'Brien moved to the club on a free transfer in the summer and the former Barnsley man has praised the 'togetherness' in the City squad.

The City midfielder said: "It's great here and everybody's been great. Of course, getting back to the Ricoh Arena has gave everyone a boost in the building so I'm really enjoying it.

"The whole place is on a boost at the moment and we've got what seems like a really good squad who are all in it together which is crucial.

"There is a togetherness here and the feel good factor here is great. We just need to keep that going and make sure we keep the momentum going.

"People are talking about success but we need to put that to the back of our minds. Thus far, it has worked out. We've got to keep concentrating on the next game."

O'Brien, traditionally a winger, has revelled in the central role in Steven Pressley's 3-5-2 system, having scored in the 1-0 win against Sheffield United.

The 26-year old has admitted he has to be more 'cautious' in the centre of the park but has been happy to get more goal-scoring chances.

He added: "I've played 90 minutes in all of the games which is really good for my fitness. The team is doing really well so it's been nice to be a part of.

"Even the lads who aren't playing at the moment are pushing the people in the first team all the way and they need to keep doing that to make sure we keep improving.

"I need to be more careful on the ball in the middle of the park. Slightly cautious if anything. I'm getting a few more chances to score in the middle.

"I was annoyed to see my first-half shot against Yeovil Town come off the cross-bar as it would have been nice to see it go in. 

"Scunthorpe is a difficult place to go and they're always well drilled in front of their own fans but if we stick to our game-plan, we'll give them a real game."

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