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"I really want to make it my spot now. I've been wanting to be number one all season." - Coventry City's Lee Burge

2 March 2015

The City stopper wants to see the Sky Blues continue their winning form when they travel to Barnsley tomorrow night...

Coventry City goalkeeper Lee Burge hopes his performance in the 2-1 win over MK Dons will help him claim the No.1 spot.

The City Academy graduate turned in an impressive performance between the sticks as goals from Chris Stokes and Dominic Samuel secured the victory for the Sky Blues.

City are currently preparing to travel to Barnsley tomorrow night as they look for another important win to get away from the League One drop-zone.

Burge, who was making his first appearance since the 1-0 defeat at Preston North End, believes it was City's 'biggest win of the season.'

The 22-year old said: "It was probably our biggest three points of the season. We battled hard and made sure we kept them out through the second-half.

"It was great to play in the game and I was happy with my performance. I was quite nervous before the game because I hadn't played since Preston.

"My save from Carl Baker's shot early in the game brought me into it and helped me settle which was good. I felt like I was going to have a good day after that save.

"It was the most mentally tired I have ever felt after any game. There was so much going on and always had to keep my concentration. It just shows that we've got the heart and desire to win these games."

City have had a number of keepers between the sticks this season as Ryan Allsop and Jamie Jones, on loan from Bournemouth and Preston respectively, have both been brought in this season.

Burge believes he is now ready to claim the No.1 spot at the club and admits there is a frustration in the squad that they haven't claimed more points this season.

He added: "There is a frustration. There are so many games this season where we should have picked up the points but couldn't get it over the line. 

"Especially in the Sheffield United game as that should never happen. It proved at the weekend that we can keep the lead and I think we needed that confidence boost.

"I really want to make it my spot now. I've been wanting to be number one all season so hopefully my performance can help me keep the spot.

"I've had quite a tough season with some of the stuff which has happened but it's in the past now and I want to look ahead."

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