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"I was delighted the manager backed me coming into the season, I can't thank him enough." - Coventry City's Lee Burge

17 August 2015

The City goalkeeper has also backed second choice goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook after his performance against Rochdale...

Coventry City goalkeeper Lee Burge has claimed he isn't surprised by the impressive start to the 2015/16 season.

The Sky Blues are currently preparing to face Crewe Alexandra at the Ricoh Arena, looking to claim their third win of the season.

City recorded a 4-0 win victory over Millwall at the weekend after previously beating another newly-relegated side Wigan Athletic on the opening day.



Burge, who made a crucial penalty save in the third minute at the Den, has praised the side's confident style in the opening two games.

The City goalkeeper said: "No, I'm not surprised because we've been doing it all in training and we're confident in the way we're playing.

"The front four have been fantastic really in the first two games and we've just got to keep it up at the back.

"Sam Ricketts and Reda Johnson have been really strong at the back and given me some really good protection so hopefully we can just keep it up.

"It's going to be difficult but we all know that it's just two wins and we've just got to keep doing what we're doing."


Reice Charles-Cook was selected to play in the Capital One Cup exit to Rochdale last week after the second choice goalkeeper had an impressive pre-season.

Burge has praised his fellow young keeper for his performance and has also thanked Mowbray for backing him.

He added: "Reice needs games like I do and I was happy to see him play in the Capital One Cup because he deserves a chance.

"It was a shame he couldn't save a penalty as it would have been a nice way for him to cap off his performance.

"He has matured a lot over the past year and has really come back strong in pre-season. He pushes me and that can only be good for the side.

"It gave me so much confidence that the manager backed me coming into the season and I can't thank him enough for that."

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