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“I'm really looking forward to proving myself, I want to show I can do the dirty side of the game." Coventry City's Ruben Lameiras

10 August 2015

The Sky Blues midfielder also wants to build on the opening day victory over Wigan in tomorrow's Capital One Cup tie against Rochdale...

Coventry City midfielder Ruben Lameiras revealed that he can’t wait to prove that he can stand up to the physical challenges of League One throughout the season.

The 20-year old enjoyed a solid debut for the Sky Blues in the 2-0 victory over Wigan, playing 75 minutes at the Ricoh Arena.

The youngster almost netted a goal for himself but was thwarted by visiting stopper Richard O’Donnell in the second-half.

Lameiras enjoyed his first competitive Sky Blues game and is eager to prove himself in some of the more physical tests that will come this season.

“Everything went really well on Saturday,” the Portuguese midfielder said.

“All the lads executed the game plan really well from top to bottom and we were always confident of getting a result.

“I just do what I can to help the team. I’m still learning and adapting to it, different styles and different ways of playing but I’m more than happy to put in a shift for the side.

“I'm really looking forward to proving myself, there’s a question mark over my physical ability, and I sort of showed that I’m ready for it on Saturday. But I'm really looking forward to showing that 
I can do the other side of the game against physical opponents.”

City take on Rochdale in the Capital One Cup tomorrow night and Lameiras is keen to build on the Sky Blues’ winning start.

The former Tottenham midfielder is also enjoying playing alongside James Maddison who he feels he is on the same wavelength as. 

He added: “We're taking every game one after the other, it’s important to build a winning mentality at this stage of the season.

“I think me and James just play free flow. He's intelligent to know if he goes I stay and if he stays I go. We're working on it, it’s not finished yet but I think we’re a real threat.

“We know each other’s game and we’re similar kind of players, hopefully we can keep up the work and keep improving.”

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