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"I feel good and I feel sharp. I'm ready to go and hoping to be involved on Saturday." - Coventry City's James Maddison

16 December 2015

The Sky Blues midfielder also praised George Thomas and hopes to play with him in the first-team one day...

Coventry City midfielder James Maddison has claimed he is ready for first-team action after 90 minutes for the Under-21s.

The Sky Blues Academy graduate has now recovered from an ankle injury which has seen him out since the 2-1 defeat against Walsall in August.

Maddison completed a full 90 minutes against the Tigers in the Under-21s on Monday night and travelled with the squad to Sheffield United on Sunday.

The 19-year old admitted he enjoyed being back out on the pitch and enjoyed linking up with strike partner George Thomas.

Maddison said: "It was a weird one for me really. We lost 5-0 but I really enjoyed the game. Linking up with George Thomas again was great.

"We created a lot of chances and were very good going forward. George was top draw and showed what a great talent he is.

"He's a bit unfortunate at the moment with all the options in the first-team because he's very capable of going in there and doing a very good job.

"We've played a lot together in the Under-21s and Academy level but not actually that much in the first-team. It'll be great if we can do that one day."

The Sky Blues face Oldham Athletic on Saturday and Maddison said he is hoping to be involved against the Latics at the weekend.

He added: "I feel good within myself and I feel sharp. I should have put a few chances away today but that'll come. I'm delighted to be back on the pitch and ready to go.

"I feel like I dictated play a lot and played well with the ball at my feet. It was great to be back in amongst the squad for the game against Sheffield and to be around the lads again.

"The gaffer felt it would be better for me to get 90 minutes under my belt for the Under-21s and I feel good so I'm hoping to be involved on Saturday."

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