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"I was really pleased to get my chance there in midfield today and I hope I have proved my point." - Coventry City's Ivor Lawton

13 April 2015

The City Under-21s captain has praised the performance from the Sky Blues which stretches their unbeaten run to three games...

Coventry City Under-21s captain Ivor Lawton believes the Sky Blues deserved to get three points in the 1-1 draw against Leeds United.

The Under-21s dominated the encounter at Thorp Arch as Lewis Walters put the Whites ahead early in the second-half only for Blair Turgott to score in the last minute of the game to secure a point.

City had plenty of chances to win the game against Leeds as Turgott crashed a long-range effort off the bar and Lawton had a last-minute one-on-one well saved.

"We definitely should have won the game," Lawton said.

"We had good chances and Blair hit a great finish for the equaliser.

"We showed some character to get back into it after going behind. As captain I wanted to get the lads going and we almost won it at the death, but we showed a great response and deserved the win."

"I've been playing centre-back for the Under-21s of late and I think I'm playing well there but I don't feel like I can give it my all."

Lawton was moved into central midfield during the second-half and he admitted after the game that he prefers the role. 

He added: "No doubt about it I prefer to play in central midfield. I was really pleased to get my chance there today and I hope I have proved my point. 

"I feel I bring an energy to the game there and I am desperate to give my all for the club in there.

"We'll see how it goes between now and the end of the season, it's great for me to be versatile and I'll play anywhere for my club, but I look forward to playing as a central midfield player as I think that's where my attributes suit. I can break it up in there and stick my foot in where it hurts. 

"I think I can also drive the team forward as captain I can defend and attack as I have proved today."


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