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"I've been waiting for my chance and hopefully I can show that I should be playing more." Coventry City's Blair Turgott

28 March 2015

The Sky Blues forward also said he had a heart-to-heart with manager Tony Mowbray in the week and wants to continue impressing...

Coventry City's Blair Turgott revealed that he has been desperate to make an impact after he scored the Sky Blues' winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Peterborough United.

Turgott came off the bench after 59 minutes and netted just 11 minutes later as he latched onto Sanmi Odelusi's deflected effort to snatch a winner inside the area.

Now the 20-year old, after making his second first-team appearance, wants to earn more minutes and build on his match-winning display in the Sky Blues' final seven games of the campaign.

He said: "I picked the ball up on the right-hand side, played it inside to Sanmi and I just gambled on his shot. I moved in to get the rebound and as it looped in the air I concentrated on it to get a good connection.
 
"It was a great moment. The defence dug in, it was very windy and there were a couple of times when the ball swerved on the air dealt with it well.
 
"I think in our side if we can keep clean sheets, more often than not we'll win games.
 
"I'm chomping at the bit. I'm waiting for my chance, I'm always ready and hopefully I can show that I should be playing more. There have been a couple of wins so it's hard to change a winning team but thankfully I came on and made an impact for the team."

Turgott joined the Sky Blues after he left West Ham United in the January transfer window, but the forward said that he wanted to move to League One to get more minutes in professional football.

He also revealed that he spoke to Tony Mowbray in the week regarding his opportunities and his future and said that the talk with the manager has kept him focussed on the job until the end of the season.
 
"Well I was at West Ham but it isn't a step down here at all I'm really enjoying it," he continued.

"The lads have been great, I made the decision to get out and play games and I wouldn't say it was a step down. I want to crack on now in the coming weeks and show people more what I'm about.

"I spoke to the gaffer in the week and had a heart-to-heart, he told me to keep applying myself. He has faith in me, it was good to hear him say that. He's a man of great experience and he told me to keep cracking and be patient for my opportunity, that's all you can really do.
 
"I'm confident in my ability, I've got a few weeks to go and hopefully I showed what I am about. It was good to have a chat with the manager and hopefully I can keep impressing him."

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