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"Nuneaton was a great bunch of lads, good management and a good structure, I wish them well for the season." Coventry City's Ivor Lawton

29 September 2015

The Sky Blues midfielder is eager to earn a place as a centre-midfield player and continue to impress in the Under-21s...

Coventry City midfielder Ivor Lawton is eager to make an impact in the Under-21s in order to achieve his dream of playing in the Sky Blues first-team.

Lawton, a lifelong City fan, was recently loaned out to Nuneaton Town in order to give him first-team experience.

The 20-year old wanted to gain exposure as a central midfield player but was played at right-back during his spell with National League North side.

Lawton returned to City last week and spoke highly of everyone at Nuneaton, but is now desperate to prove himself in the heart of the pitch for the Sky Blues.

"I want to progress as a centre-midfield player and I feel that is where I can play my best football," Lawton said.

"At Nuneaton there were a great bunch of lads, good management and a good structure. But I played three times at right-back and I feel I need to play as a centre-midfielder to continue developing myself in the role.

"So the spell wasn't exactly what I wanted it to be but it's a great club and I wish them all the best for the season. Things like this happen in football and I'm eager to prove myself in the Under-21s in order to get into the first-team. I'm a Cov lad so it's everything I want and I'm going to work extremely hard to try and achieve that."

Lawton played 83 minutes in the Under-21s' 4-1 win over Colchester, eventually going off after he suffered cramp earlier in the game.

In the Sky Blues' Twitter coverage of the game, Reice Charles-Cook called Lawton 'Braveheart' as he carried on playing despite the injury.

Lawton believes that Charles-Cook's Twitter commentary shows the vibe in the Sky Blues camp and is happy to return to a 21s side in good form.

He continued: "I've seen some of the tweets and it seems Reice enjoyed himself!

"I've been given plenty of nicknames like 'the warrior', 'braveheart' and 'Keano' so I'm used to it! But it shows how well everyone is getting on and that there is a good feeling. It was a great three points against Colchester who were top before the game.

"Playing at the Ricoh is great and it's a good stage for us all to show what we can do, I'm eager to prove myself now and get on with my football. It was good to get back to winning ways in style, we've been playing well all season." 

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