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"It was great to get some game time. I'm ready to be called upon Saturday if needed." - Coventry City's Lee Burge

21 January 2015

Sky Blues' keeper ready to step up on Saturday against Yeovil following a fine display for the Coventry City Under-21s…

Coventry City goalkeeper Lee Burge claims that he is ready to start for the first team if needed against Yeovil on Saturday and that his previous mistakes are behind him.

Burge has not appeared for the first team since being sent-off in the FA Cup defeat to Worcester, but produced a fine display yesterday despite the Under 21s going down 2-1 to Birmingham at West Hills.

Shaun Miller equalised for the Sky Blues after Reece Brown had given Blues the lead, however Viv Solomon-Otabor fired in a winner to hand City defeat.

"We dominated the second half," he said. "We were unlucky not to get anything from the game.

"But it was two silly goals to give away on our part. However it was a really good development game and hopefully the lads will learn a lot from it.

"It was good to get out there and play, I haven't played in the first team for a while now, but after my performance I want to carry that on and play football in any way shape or form.

"I am ready to be called upon Saturday. It's been hard since the Worcester game, but I've been training hard and keeping my head down. If I get my chance I am confident that I can grasp it."

Burge admits that he has had a hard time since that game, but the youngster feels like he has learnt everything he needs to from that day.

The 22-year old also wished Ryan Allsop well, with the keeper going back to his parent club Bournemouth.

He continued: "That game is definitely behind me, it was hard, especially when you read stuff about you. But you just have to take your critics because it is part and parcel of the game.

"I'm glad that I might be involved Saturday but I wish Ryan all the best. We've got on really well during his time here and we've pushed each other to become better. I wish him all the best."

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