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“We wanted to go out there and play with the shackles off, try and enjoy ourselves a bit more.” - Coventry City’s Ruben Lameiras

30 April 2016

Coventry City's Portuguese winger was back on the scoresheet as his goal completed an impressive Sky Blue performance in the final home game of the season...

Ruben Lameiras was back among the goals as the Sky Blues sealed a 3-1 victory over Sheffield United.

The game was the final offering of football for the 2015/16 at the Ricoh Arena and the Sky Blues didn’t disappoint the home fans, scoring three goals and claiming all three points in confident fashion.

Lameiras was a 76th minute substitute for Tony Mowbray and it took the winger just 12 minutes to make an impact, as he rounded off a well crafted City move with a sidefoot finish.

Lameiras said: “We set out to give the home fans a treat, give them the best performance we could. We wanted to go out there and play with the shackles off, try and enjoy ourselves a bit more.

“Every time I get on the pitch I try to get my head down and do my best for the team, hopefully that puts me in the picture for next week. 

“It’s always good to get a goal, but more importantly we won and played well.”

The 21-year old had the chance to double his goal tally for the day in injury time and forced a great save from George Long.

Teammate Adam Armstrong was perhaps in a better goal scoring position, with the striker only having one game left of the season to get to the 20-goal landmark. 

He added: “I probably should have rolled it to Arma, but it was on my left foot so I took the shot on. 

“The Gaffer told me to go and enjoy myself. We have got some exciting players, the front players in the team we are similar technicians. The manager gives us a platform to enjoy our football. 

“We’re disappointed where we have ended up, but next season we go again and lets see what happens. All I can do is prove myself on the training pitch, I hope to have done enough to play at Oldham. 

“I think we showed this season that we are capable of being right up there.” 

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