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"I’ve been playing for Coventry since I was a young boy and it means a lot to be wearing the shirt." - Coventry City's Ryan Haynes

13 January 2017

The 21-year old is relishing his opportunity under new manager Russell Slade…

Defender Ryan Haynes has taken confidence from the Sky Blues past three fixtures, as City turn their attention to League One with a trip to Chesterfield.

The academy product scored in City’s 3-0 midweek victory - a characteristic chop inside and far corner curling effort - and is pleased with City’s business in the current transfer window.

Haynes said: “There is a really positive vibe around the place after Tuesday, we’ve had two league games on the bounce that we should have won - and have played well in. That should have been six points.

“We’ve got a good squad now, the new signings have been good for the team. Clarkey has fit in really nicely, and Callum and Bevs. It has bought a bit of depth to the team, and that showed on Tuesday with the rotation.

“Scoring has taken me by surprise, I usually aim for one goal a season. Obviously I’ve scored four already, I’ll keep focussing on improving myself and hopefully make a positive impression on the Gaffer.”  

The local lad has featured eight times for the first team this season, scoring four goals, and is now intent on turning that cup form in to League One appearances. 

“I welcome playing more often,” Haynes added. “The manager has really stamped himself on the team, he hasn’t changed too much. He’s a really good guy, he knows what the team needs and what will progress the club.

“Nathan Clarke brings his experience to the team, he’s an ‘old-school’ defender. A genuinely nice guy and a great addition. 

“I’ve been playing for Coventry since I was a young boy and it means a lot to be wearing the shirt and having an affect on the team. I’m proud to wear the badge on the chest for the club I’ve grown up with.” 

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