Peter Vincenti says that Coventry City is the most exciting challenge of his career so far ahead of this weekend’s SkyBet League Two opener...
Speaking while the squad posed for their team photo at the Ricoh Arena, the midfielder praised a positive pre-season but warned the Sky Blues must concentrate on their own performances if they want to get results.
“I have been looking forward to this game from the day the phone call game and since then I have really enjoyed it," said Vincenti.
“I have not had many clubs over my career. I was at Rochdale for four years, and it was a good four years, but it was time to move on and Coventry excited me.
“No disrespect to the old clubs, but Coventry is something bigger. There is a level of prestige that goes with the club. The name and the badge, it is an exciting challenge.
“I think it has been a really good pre-season. I think it was good getting away to Alicante because that brought everyone together. You are with each other every day and it is good to gel with the other lads.
“It is just all about getting the league season started now.”
Notts County will bring with them to the Ricoh experienced heads like Alan Smith and Shola Ameobi, who boast nearly 600 Premier League appearances between them. However, the majority of their squad is pieced together with fresh faces.
“County have signed quite a lot of new players so they are in the same boat as us. We do our homework on them as we do anyone, but first and foremost it is about us on the day. If we perform we will get the result.
“Playing at the Ricoh will certainly give the visiting team some added motivation because they are heading to the best stadium in the league.
“There are a few old heads in our side who have been around the block and can deal with pressure and that will rub off on the younger guys. This is still a young squad but I think the way that the older guys will handle themselves will set an example.
He added: “It takes a lot of hard work to get out of League Two. It takes a lot of graft but I think we have got that in us.
“The lads have got to stick up for each other and there is plenty of quality in the team to win games.”