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"It was tough to watch from the sidelines but I back the team whoever plays." - Coventry City's Ruben Lameiras

9 October 2015

The City midfielder also says he doesn't take any notice of the League One table until after Christmas...

Coventry City midfielder Ruben Lameiras is relishing a return to the first-team ahead of tomorrow's game against Fleetwood Town.

The City play-maker has missed the last three league games due to illness and the form of Jacob Murphy, Adam Armstrong and Ryan Kent.

Lameiras started for the Sky Blues in the week against Yeovil Town and he admitted it was a tough result to take, but City must now focus on winning the next game.

Lameiras said: "It was a disappointing result as we should be going to those places and getting a result but it wasn't to be.

"It was another game where we should have scored a few and we've got to continue to work on that element of our game.

"I don't look too much at the table, we've just got to take it every game as it comes. Fleetwood will be a difficult test for us as it's a long way to go.

"I've always thought after Christmas is when you start to notice the league table as it's more realistic then so we've just got to keep our heads down."

The Sky Blues currently sit 5th in the League One table ahead of the trip to Highbury to face a Fleetwood Town side who sit in 20th position.

Lameiras admitted it was difficult to sit on the sidelines during the three matches he missed but says he backs the team whoever plays.

He added: "I had my illness and there is competition for places. I've just been working hard in training, waiting for the opportunity to get back in the side.

"I feel really good and fresh, and maybe it's done me some good. My main aim is to score goals for the club so I'm hoping I can pick that back up.

"It's always tough to watch from the sidelines as you want to contribute but at the same time, I'm behind the boys all the way.

"I think we can do well this season and whoever is on the pitch, I'll be backing them to do well for the club and get that success we need."

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