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"It's a good start for me to get my first senior goal on debut. Hoping to continue to score." - Coventry City's Dominic Samuel

1 February 2015

The City loanee believes competitive matches will be good for his development during his loan spell with the Sky Blues...

Coventry City's debut goal-scorer Dominic Samuel revealed how he aims to 'score goals and help the team try to get into the play-offs' during his loan spell at the club.

City managed to secure a well-earned point against Rochdale at the Ricoh Arena, in an entertaining 2-2 draw. 

Debut goals from Samuel and Sanmi Odelusi were unfortunately not enough to secure all three points for the Sky Blues, after Dale equalised both times.

Samuel, after scoring on his City debut, has expressed an aim to score more goals and believes competitive games are much better for his development than Under-21s matches with Reading.

The 21-year old said: "My aim here is to score goals, gain experience and to help the team try to get into the play-off places.

"There is a lot of hope in the dressing room so hopefully if we can keep going from here, we can take it into our next game and increase our chances is of getting into the play-offs.

"It is more competitive and there is something to play for, more than in the Under-21s matches. 

"There is more pressure on you to try and get the three points for your gaffer as well and playing in front of fans is always a better experience. "

The Reading loanee opened the scoring  from just outside the edge of box when he stroked the ball calmly into the top corner, after the goalkeeper parried the ball into the striker's path. 

City face a trip to Deepdale next week to face Preston North End and Samuel hopes to continue his goal-scoring exploits throughout his loan spell with the club.

He added: "I didn't have much time to think about it as the defenders were closing me down and the keeper was off his line, so I just tried to hit it early and hoped it would go in. Luckily, it did.

"I've been scoring every week in the (Reading) Under-21s, so I was hoping I could take that confidence over to my performances for Coventry and obviously, it’s a good start for me to get my first senior goal on my debut. 

"The players were terrific today, everybody dug in and gave 100% until the last minute. We were unfortunate some chances didn't go in, but we'll move on to the next one now."

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