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"Hopefully me, Reda and Romain can be good signings for this club." Coventry City's Sam Ricketts

10 July 2015

The Sky Blues defender also revealed that he doesn't have a preference to what position he plays in Tony Mowbray's XI...

Coventry City defender Sam Ricketts has revealed he is looking forward to playing with recent acquisitions Reda Johnson and Romain Vincelot.


Ricketts, who secured his own one-year deal on Monday, is looking forward to playing with his new team-mates as they head into tomorrow's pre-season clash with Nuneaton Town at Liberty Way.



"Well first and foremost, I have to play well to get into the team," Ricketts said.

"But I'm looking forward to playing with Reda. He is a good signing for the club, he has a really good presence, he's someone who can dominate in the air particularly if teams want to play long against us.

"I must admit I don't know a lot about him, but I have met him. He's a big lad!

"I've played against Romain though, at Wolves when Orient were challenging us right at the top of the table. He's a good acquisition, he knows the league well and looks very athletic. It looks like he can run for days and has quality not just on but off the ball.

"Hopefully we'll all be good signings for this club."

The Sky Blues defender is unsure where Tony Mowbray will utilise him in the side as many managers have used him in a number of different positions.

But the 33-year old says he has no preference to a favoured position and just wants to play well in order to work his way into Tony Mowbray's first XI.

He said: "I've signed at clubs before to play a specific position but have been played somewhere else. Kenny Jackett at Swansea signed as a right-back but I ended up playing left-back all season. Wolves signed me to play as a centre-back but I spent most of my time there as a right-back.

"I don't mind moving around to be honest, I've played in the Premier League in all the positions, at Wolves in a number of roles and also for Wales. As I've gotten older, I've enjoyed the tactical side of playing centre-back, people can hear you and you can be an influence.

"As I said before, I need to play well to get in the side, but whether that is at centre-back, right-back or left-back I don't mind."


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