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INTERVIEW: Lee Burge on his return from injury for the Under-23s

Nicky Eaden's side opened their campaign with a 1-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers...

15 August 2017

Goalkeeper Lee Burge made his return from a shoulder injury as the Under-23's began their campaign with a 1-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers...

The shot stopper has yet to feature for the first-team in a competitive fixture so far this season, but looked back to full fitness after ninety minutes of action yesterday.

Burge said: "It's been frustrating to pick up an injury, especially when I've been feeling so good in training. I got up to match fitness and sharpness and now it feels like you have to start all over again.

"It was good to get a game in, good to get a clean sheet and a win. the young lads did well out there today. I've come through the game without any problems so feel fine moving forward.

"They weren't a bad side, they were quite direct and had a couple of chances. It was good to get my sharpness back and my distances really because I felt a little rusty at the start!"

Alongside Reice Charles-Cook and Liam O'Brien, who has featured in the Sky Blues opening three games, there is genuine competition or the number one shirt.

"Liam is a great lad, from what I've seen of him he is a very good goalkeeper as well. It's like the gaffer said it is all over the pitch we need competition and my position is no different to that. It is good to have it and will only make us better," Burge continued.

"The goalkeeping position is a little different as there is only one available spot. I could play as a striker, bit of a target man, but we're going to be fighting it out. He is doing well at the minute and the team are obviously doing well.

"Two wins, two clean sheets, it is good for us. You have to be patient, It was good to be out here today and get the clean sheet. I've just got to keep going now, get over this and I'll be ready."


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