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"The manager has been urging me since start of season to chip in with a few goals and I have to." Coventry City's John Fleck

18 August 2015

The Sky Blues midfielder netted his fifth goal for the club and also talked about the patient approach to the game here...

Coventry City midfielder John Fleck revealed that manager Tony Mowbray has challenged him to get more goals this season.

Fleck opened the scoring in the 3-2 win over Crewe at the Ricoh Arena with a sweet strike from just inside the area.

It was the Scot's fifth goal for the Sky Blues and Fleck himself is eager to improve on his goal tally throughout the 2015/16 season.

"It's about time I scored!" the 23-year old said.

"The manager has been urging me since start of season to chip in with a few goals and I have to.

"The goal tonight was a decent strike, the ball landed perfectly to me. I didn't try anything silly I just put my foot through it and fortunately it went in.

"It was a great atmosphere tonight and the more we win matches the more the fans want to come back.

"I want to add more goals I've never shyed away from that. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going and I want to muck in with a few more goals along the way."

The Sky Blues had to be patient throughout the 90 minutes as Crewe sat back and allowed City to dominate the ball.

Fleck believes that what the manager has preached throughout pre-season really came to the fore and the midfielder also said that the team has a strong belief going into each game. 

He added: "I thought we played very well, obviously we're disappointed with the two goals and we always seem to struggle against Crewe!

"The three points is the most important thing and we were patient tonight to get them. That's what the manager has drummed into the side throughout pre-season, not trying to force it.

"It's working at the moment and we need to keep it going, we want to improve.

"It's still very early days, we may lose some or draw some, the whole team has been really good, it's been the best start of the season I can remember and we're confident going into every game."

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