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"I'm impressed, it's nice to play for points and I want to be here for the long term." Coventry City's Joe Cole

20 October 2015

The City loanee said he would like to stay for the "long term" with the Sky Blues...

Coventry City midfielder Joe Cole has been that impressed by the start to his life that he revealed he'd like to stay "for the long term."

The Sky Blues were held to a 0-0 draw against Rochdale and Cole made his City debut, lasting just under an hour. 

But the 33-year old, who joined on loan from Aston Villa on Friday, said that he's been thoroughly impressed by the first helpings of his City career and is eager to continue for the Sky Blues.

He said: "I enjoyed it tonight, I knew it would be 50 to 60 minutes but it was nice to get out there.

"The quality is very good, it's a good point at Rochdale and they will take points off big teams in this league.

"The plan was to come in and work hard and I literally trained once with half the team, but I'm really enjoying my time here early on. I'm impressed, it's nice to play for points and I want to be here for the long term.

"There are very good players down here, the Premier League is at its strongest and it filters down, I'm excited for the challenge."

Cole had two good chances for the Sky Blues, the first saw him race in on the left hand side and scuff a shot well wide. The second was a curling effort from the edge of the box which flew just wide of the right post. 

The former Chelsea man believes it's reassuring that the team created chances despite not taking them and thinks he will be among the goals once he gets match fit. 

"That's important to get rid of the ring rust," Cole said.

"I'll slide them in when I get going and I'm looking forward to keeping at it.

"There's a lot of quality, we've got some exciting young players. All the good sides I've played in have created chances as long as you're creating them we'll stick them away eventually I'm sure."

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