Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

"I'm really happy to be back, the manager was watching us today and I need to make sure I can impress." Coventry City's Jordan Willis

11 March 2015

The Sky Blues defender also feels that the Under-21s should have taken all three points despite drawing 0-0 to Sheffield Wednesday...

Coventry City defender Jordan Willis admitted he was delighted to be back playing as he lasted 63 minutes in the Under-21s' 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Liberty Way.

The defender has missed the Sky Blues' last five league games through injury and returned today as Tony Mowbray watched on in the stands.

The 20-year old is eager to impress the new manager and wants to prove himself worthy of a first-team return.

"It was obviously frustrating to pick up the injury," Willis said.

"But I'm glad I'm back now. I was blowing today my lungs were working really hard, it was tough! I'm really happy to be back, obviously the manager was watching us today and I need to make sure I can impress him.

"He hadn't had an opportunity to see me before and I'm eager to impress him and to get back in the first-team.

"It's up to me to do that and I'm glad I got some crucial minutes as I return."

The Sky Blues Under-21s were unfortunate not to take three points against Wednesday according to Willis, who was replaced by Dion Kelly-Evans after the hour.

The defender believed that the performance meritted three points and was pleased that some of the younger players had an opportunity to impress.

He continued: "We had some great chances today and I think we were definitely worthy of the three points.

"I do think we played well in difficult conditions. We got it down and tried to play and we worked hard, digging in at times.

"Obviously it finished 0-0 but we had the chances to win, we missed at crucial moments but we have to keep going. Credit to the younger lads as well who came in today, it's a good experience for them and lets hope it can help their development."

Advertisement block