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"Lee Burge is very talented and I think he could be a real asset for this football club." Coventry City's Steve Ogrizovic

8 July 2015

The Sky Blues legend told the Coventry Telegraph that he has high hopes for Lee Burge...

Coventry City legend Steve Ogrizovic believes that 'keeper Lee Burge can be "a real asset for Coventry City."

Ogrizovic, who mentors and coaches Burge, is keen to see the 22-year old cement his place as number one this season.

The goalkeeping coach also praised Burge's attitude to bounce back from the Worcester debacle last season and play every game in the run-in under Tony Mowbray, and believes that experience has helped the young stopper in the long run.

"I thought he handled the situation really, really well last season," Ogrizovic told the Coventry Telegraph.

"Obviously he had the hiccup against Worcester and looking back that was character building because he had to pick himself up after getting a bit of criticism, and quite rightly, but he showed real strength of character and played the last 15 games of the season.

"He did very, very well. He looked confident, he was positive, he commanded his area at a time when there was a lot of pressure on him, not only to create something for himself but also because he was playing in a team under pressure with the relegation threat.

"That heaps far more pressure on players because they think that if they make a mistake they could be the person responsible for sending the team down, so he handled that brilliantly and now he’s looking forward to the new season.

"He’s got to learn from last year’s experience, all the good things and some of the bad things which we all experience in our careers, and hopefully he’ll get better and better for it.

"I have high hopes for him. He’s very talented and I think he could be a real asset for this football club."

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