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"It was a manic 48 hours for me. Having a child puts football into perspective." Coventry City's Jim O'Brien

23 January 2015

Sky Blues captain back training with City after missing last weekend's game due to the birth of his child…

Coventry City captain Jim O'Brien revealed he had a 'manic' 48-hours last weekend as he was at his partner's bedside for the birth of his child, James.

The midfielder missed the Gillingham game last week and revealed that he followed the game on his phone, expressing his disappointment as the side lost 3-1.

"It was a manic 48 hours," he said. "But it's the best thing that I have ever done. There was a few problems but everything is okay now.

"It really does put things into perspective. There's never been a time when I don't care about football but when the problems started to occur I just forgot all about football, but I'm so happy right now.

"I was following the game on my phone and it was a great day to start with, the baby had just been born and I saw that we were one goal up.

"Then the problems started and I found out later that we had lost. Obviously it's a disappointing result and everyone including me is itching to set the record straight and get back to winning ways on Saturday.

"It was good to get back to training and get myself away from it all. But the whole time, it was just an amazing experience."

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