The first signing of the January Transfer Window for the Sky Blues saw Reading attacker, Josh Barrett agree to join the club on loan until the end of the season.
However, illness for the 19 year-old has meant a delayed arrival to the first team for Josh, as he finally made his appearance off the bench against Exeter City this past weekend.
Some minutes at the end of the game was followed up by 87 minutes for the U23s on Monday afternoon against Crystal Palace U23s.
Barrett made an immediate impact on the game, as he bagged himself a hat-trick, something he was delighted with, as he steps up his return to full fitness.
He said: “I enjoyed it. It was nice to get back out there and playing again.
“I had a little illness which put me out for a couple of weeks and I missed a few training sessions, so it was nice to get some time and to score a hat-trick was nice to get amongst the goals and hopefully I can bring that form into Saturday.
“I don’t feel 100% yet, I feel about 80% it’s obviously a work in progress so I need to keep working hard in training and I’ll get better gradually and then hopefully get flying in the games and help the team get promoted this season.
“I think we have a good team, when we play together and do the right things then we can beat anyone, so I’m excited to get playing and get properly in the team.”
Josh showed his versatility in the game against Palace, as he started the game on the left-hand side and then into the second half, played as a number 10.
That is where Barrett believes are his best positions, but admits he will play anywhere the Manager wants him to play so that he can help the side.
“I can play on the left, number 10 or anywhere that the manager wants me to play so I can get into the team.
“It was nice to score a hat-trick and that’s what I want to bring to the team, I can bring scoring goals and getting assists and I just want to get in and prove to everyone and show the fans what I can do.
“We have some great players and when we all get together we can beat anyone and I feel like I’m gelling with the players and I’m settling in really well, the lads have been really good with me so I want to get going and get playing.”