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"I feel I've been playing much better than I have in previous years, I'm comfortable." - Coventry City's Aaron Martin

24 September 2015

The Sky Blues defender has found himself back in the starting line-up ahead of the weekend's trip to Bury...

Coventry City defender Aaron Martin has revealed the manager Tony Mowbray told him to improve certain aspects of his game during the summer.

City will face Bury on Saturday at Gigg Lane looking to build on last week’s 1-0 victory against Chesterfield.

The Sky Blues sit in fourth position, just two points off top of the table Burton Albion thanks to their excellent early season form, winning five of their eight games.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Martin, who has been a key part of the team’s early season form, said that since returning from pre-season, it has been a very positive time for him.

The City defender said: “It’s been nice to be back. Since pre–season, I’ve been working really hard. I knew I would have a lot of competition with Sam Ricketts coming in so I got my head down and managed to get back in.

“It’s difficult not to be starting. It’s not a nice feeling but it happens in football, you’ve just got to keeping working and hope you’ll get back in, and wait for your chance again.

“We spoke about what he wanted me to improve on and I went away with what he said and I feel I have been playing a lot better than I have been in previous years, and I feel really comfortable.” 

The Sky Blues are amongst the top-scorers in the league but have also only conceded eight goals in eight games.

Martin says the Sky Blues should aim to keep it just as tight this weekend where they come up against former City striker Leon Clarke.

He added: “The way the gaffer has got us playing, everyone seems really comfortable with each other

“Bury have got some good players with a lot of experience so it will be a tough game but I think we should be okay.

“I played with Leon the first time I was here.  He’s scored a lot of goals, especially in this league. We definitely have to be switched on for this game on Saturday.

“Hopefully all the tactical work we do on the training pitch will show on Saturday and as long as we keep defending like we have been and the attack keep expressing themselves, it will be an interesting game.”

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