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"It puts more pressure on the goalkeeper as you've got to be able to use your feet." - Coventry City's Reice Charles-Cook

29 February 2016

The Sky Blues stopper also believes Tony Mowbray's side are being shown much more respect this campaign...

Coventry City goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook believes it's important the Sky Blues stick to their principles ahead of the trip to Barnsley tomorrow.

The Sky Blues have an immediate chance to respond after the 2-1 defeat against Fleetwood Town with a trip to Oakwell on Tuesday, with kick-off at 7.45pm.

Charles-Cook had an impressive game against the Cod Army, making several key saves for the Sky Blues as he continues his impressive first season as City's No.1 keeper.

The City stopper believes the opposition have been showing the Sky Blues much more respect this season which shows how far they've came.

Charles-Cook said: "At the start of the year, a lot of teams were throwing a lot of balls in the box which was meant to test me. 

"I think it shows more respect that we've had less balls in the box recently. In fact, teams are generally showing us more respect this season.

"They've often come to the Ricoh to set up for a point and if they get a goal, they'll settle back and try and defend it.

"Last season, if a team scored one goal against us, they'd be going for the second, third and fourth which shows how far we've came in such little time."

Tony Mowbray's side have prided themselves on playing out from the back this season as Charles-Cook has displayed an impressive range of passing in the City net.

The former Arsenal trainee believes it is an important part of modern football and says it is part of the game which is a challenge.

He added: "We need to play it out from the back really as we don't really have that much height up front, Adam does win his headers but it's the way we want to play the game.

"It's important to the side to work out from the back as we keep hold of the ball and can dictate the pace of the game which is important.

"We're not going to stop that as it has worked for us this season. We've got a lot of good footballers in the side and a lot of goals have come from our work at the back.

"I suppose it puts more pressure on the goalkeeper as you've got to be able to use your feet properly but that's part of the challenge."


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