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"We've struggled to fill the potential here in the past, hopefully it'll be different now." - Coventry City's John Fleck

29 August 2015

The City midfielder has grown into one of the most experienced players in the squad and has enjoyed a great start....

Coventry City midfielder John Fleck has been a crucial element to the Sky Blues' impressive start to the season, and he's enjoyed it as much as everybody else.

The 23-year old has played every minute of every game so far this season and has even got his name on the scoresheet in the 3-2 win against Crewe Alexandra.

Such is Fleck's importance to the team, Walsall manager Dean Smith admitted to setting up his team to counter the effectiveness of Fleck in midfield, by sticking Romaine Sawyers on him.

After win's over Wigan Athletic, Millwall and Crewe Alexandra, Fleck has praised the team's early season performance's and hopes they continue.

The City midfielder said: "It's been a really good start. If someone said to us that we'd have nine points from the first four games, I think we all would have took that.

"The wins over Wigan and Millwall were great. We knew we had a tough start but we dealt with it really well and the Millwall game, in particular, was really enjoyable.

"But also, the Crewe game was really good. We really came back into it in the last ten or 15 minutes and got the win. It showed the character we've got in the dressing room at the moment.

"It was nice to get on the scoresheet, it's always nice. It was probably a long time coming and I'm always hoping to get on the scoresheet a bit more."

The former Rangers man has been at the club over three years now, having made 143 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring five goals.

After being asked whether this was the best team he has played in at the Sky Blues, Fleck was a bit cautious, only admitting how good the start has been so far.

He added: "It's certainly the best start I've been involved with at the club but we've got quite a young team still so that's difficult to say.

"I've been here for just over three years and there has been some really good squads at the club.

"We've probably just struggled to hit that potential in the past but I'm hoping it'll be different this year. There are certainly some good signs."

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