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"Obviously I'm disappointed I conceded the free-kick, I feel I should have saved it. But I'm going to improve." Coventry City's Lee Burge

10 March 2015

The Sky Blues keeper is enjoying his time as number one and believes City will get away from the relegation zone...

Coventry City goalkeeper Lee Burge feels that he should have saved Bradford City's equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the Ricoh Arena.

Burge was beaten by Mark Yeates' free-kick from the edge of the area but then went on to make a wonderful save which earned the Sky Blues a point as he clawed out James Hanson's header from six-yards which looked a certain goal.

The Sky Blues number one played down the incredible save and says that he will focus on other aspects of his game in the week leading up to the Chesterfield match in order to improve.

"Obviously I'm disappointed I conceded the free-kick, I feel I should have saved it," Burge said.

"They had bodies in the wall and I had my markers coming in so I did see it late so it's an awkward one, but I shouldn't be beaten on that side so I'm not happy with that. It's a learning curve again, I have to keep at it, it's trying to get the wall right and positioning right.

"The late save was one of the better moments in the game. It's nice to pull off those saves, I didn't think I was going to get there to be honest because he was close, but thankfully I got there. It's a good save but I need to keep working to improve my game, I hope there are more moments like that until the end of the season.

"I am my biggest critic but I'm going to get there."

The 22-year old has now found himself in the number one slot after the departures of Ryan Allsop and Jamie Jones, with the Academy graduate now starting the last three consecutive games.

Burge is eager to keep learning from his experiences as number one and believes that him and the other younger players can help drive City away from the relegation places.

He continued: "We're a young squad but we're working really really hard to improve ourselves. We're confident we can get out of this. 

"Tonight Bradford played long and they are a tough side, but we're getting better at defending situations like that, to be fair the lads stood strong again and we need to get results now.

"I'm feeling confident. I need to keep getting games, that's the only way I'll improve. Obviously I've just started to get games and I feel that we are all improving and while we're frustrated not to take three points, we feel results are there for us."


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