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"I'm really excited for next season, we should definitely be aiming for a top five finish." Coventry City's Ryan Haynes

5 June 2015

In part one of our exclusive interviews with Haynes, he talks about the positive atmosphere going into pre-season...

Coventry City defender Ryan Haynes believes that the club should be aiming for a "top five" finish.

The 19-year old, who came through the Sky Blues Academy, made 30 appearances last season as City finish 17th in League One.

Throughout Haynes' life-time, City have never finished in the top six, but the youngster is keen to give the fans a memorable season, saying that the club have moved in the right direction to be in the promotion mix-up next season.

"Last season was a weird one really," Haynes admitted.

"At the Crawley game at the end of last season, there were no celebrations, this club should not be in a relegation battle we all know that.

"It wasn't good enough. For a club of our size we should definitely be aiming for a top five finish no question about it. 

"I hope next season is the season everyone has been waiting for, the fans haven't seen success in recent years and for me personally, I'm really fired up to help give us all something to properly celebrate.

"I'm really excited for what the season holds, I think we are moving in the right direction."

Part of Haynes' excitement involves manager Tony Mowbray, who secured his future with the club by signing a two-year deal.

The defender was delighted to see the manager sign his contract and believes that Mowbray can be the key to success for the Sky Blues.

He continued: "It's a massive season but we're all excited that the gaffer has signed a two-year deal.

"It shows that we're moving in the right direction I feel. He's got a winning pedigree and that's something everyone wants to work with.

"The fans have responded really positively and the players are all happy he has signed, we all have to work hard now to help get the club out of this division."

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