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"It has been a tough three months to be honest, but I’m really happy to be back on the training pitches." Coventry City's James Maddison

1 December 2015

The Sky Blues midfielder also talks about earning his place back in the team and Joe Cole here...

Coventry City midfielder James Maddison has admitted that his three month injury lay-off has been difficult for him.

The Sky Blues midfielder is back in training and looking good on the training pitches at Ryton as he continues to rehabilitate the ankle he injured in the fourth league game of the season against Walsall.

Now, the 19-year old is eager to get back to full fitness and believes he will have to work hard to get back into the side when he comes back into contention.

"It’s a great feeling to be back out training," Maddison said.

"It has been a tough three months to be honest, but I’m really happy to be back involved on the training pitches. Every footballer will tell you when you’re injured it’s hard to take, it’s been tough mentally and physically.

"But obviously I’m glad to see team doing so well, we’re top of the league and that’s what matters.

"I know I started the first four games but it’s going to be tough to get back into the side, the manager has recruited really well but I trust my own ability and hope to work my way back into the side."

Maddison has been working closely with Joe Cole over the past few weeks, and revealed that he keeps picking the former Chelsea midfielder’s brains about his career.

The 19-year old continued: "Joe’s a top man, I’ve been working closely with him recently as we both continue to get fit.

"I’ve really enjoyed working with him, obviously I watched him as a kid and I’m constantly asking him about his career and how to improve my game. Even sitting next to him in the changing room is an experience and we’re glad he’s here."


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