The Sky Blues midfielder speaks about pre-season, the influence of Tony Mowbray and the supporters here...
Coventry City midfielder James Maddison has revealed that he is confident the Sky Blues will have a good 2015/16 season.
Maddison, now approaching his second year as a professional, made 18 appearances last season as he broke into the first-team.
It was a mixed season for the Sky Blues starlet who impressed individually as City finished 17th, but with the arrival of manager Tony Mowbray on a two-year deal, Maddison is looking forward to getting back to Ryton tomorrow to start pre-season and is convinced that under Mowbray’s guidance, City can have a successful campaign.
“I honestly believe we can have a good season,” the 18-year old said.
“We didn’t know if Tony Mowbray was going to sign his deal or not earlier in the summer, but he’s signed now and we’re all looking forward to the new season.
“We just need to look forward now, it’s a real step in the right direction.
“He’s a good man manager and he has a really good relationship with all the players, that helps the team to gel and create chemistry, which all good teams are based on.
“I’m really looking forward to all the running tomorrow... I suppose it’s got to be done! We all need our base fitness but I hope the balls come out sooner rather than later!”
One of the contributing factors to a good season in Maddison’s eyes comes from the backing of the supporters, who have shown their anticipation for the start of the campaign by purchasing around 3,800 Season Tickets in total.
The 18-year old acknowledges that show of faith from the supporters and believes they can help the team get over the line and hopes to give them a season to be proud of.
He continued: “Last year was my break-through season, it started out with no expectation but now there is a little bit of pressure. I want to thrive on pressure from the supporters and I really want a good year.
“Last season we saw the importance of the supporters, going to the champions Bristol City and their fans got right behind them and that what it takes when it’s going well to help get the team over the line.
“The amount of Season Tickets sold has been excellent and I hope it continues.”