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"I've played one game since returning but that's the best Coventry City performance I've been involved in." Coventry City's Ben Turner

21 November 2015

Turner was delighted with the performance and believes it was a 'proper Tony Mowbray' display...

Coventry City defender Ben Turner hailed today's 4-1 victory over Gillingham as the "best Coventry performance I've been involved in."

Turner played 55 minutes on his return to the Ricoh Arena and scored in a sensational first-half which saw City race into a 4-0 lead against the then league leaders.

It was the defender's first competitive game since May and the returning Sky Blue believes that the challenge now for the squad is maintain that level of performance in order to achieve promotion.

When Turner was asked if this was the best City side he'd played in, he said: "I was thinking about that, I never played for Coventry City in League One and I've played one game but that's the best Coventry performance I've been involved in. There was determination, tempo, and the first half was one of the best performances I've been involved in. There is a lot of work for everyone individually and as a club to get this over the line but it was so impressive today."

He added: "There was every excuse today to be nervous, tetchy, to make mistakes here and there and to not believe in what the team has been doing. I wasn't involved until Thursday but now the challenge is to keep playing like that.

"It's about momentum now and discipline in what the manager wants. The preparation was impressive, there was lots of video analysis of the opposition, no stone was left unturned and we got the result.

"I've been here three days and I've only played one game but everyone seems up for it and it's a really talented squad.

"It makes it easy to be a defender in a team that's threatening like that. As I keep saying I've only played one game, but it was a proper Tony Mowbray performance from what I remember playing against him in the Championship."

Turner is hopeful that being subbed before the hour mark will enable him to play on Tuesday night against Bradford City.

But the defender is also wary that his parent club may not be keen in him playing too many minutes but is pleased with how his ankle is feeling.

He continued: "We've got to manage the situation early doors because I haven't played much, but hopefully it's put me in a good position to play Tuesday and Saturday.

"Cardiff will be monitoring the minutes I play of course, but hopefully being subbed earlier it enables me to play. My ankle feels fine now, I want to play minutes and I'm keep to be involved. Obviously I appreciate I may not play all the time but I'm pleased with today."

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