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INTERVIEW: Carl Baker Talks Return To Coventry City

The midfielder returns to the Sky Blues...

9 March 2018

Earlier today, we were delighted to confirm the return of Carl Baker to the Sky Blues, as he signed on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Baker, who was previously with Indian side ATK, suffered an injury and has been working with the medical team at Coventry in order to get back to full fitness over the past few weeks.

The midfielder who made over 180 appearances for City, scoring 28 goals for the club spoke exclusively to the official club website of his delight at returning to the club.

He said: “It feels great to be honest.

“It’s just a relief and obviously it’s been a tough couple of months for me so its nice to get back involved and I’m looking forward to getting back going now.

“I already feel like I’m settled in now already and I know most of the lads and some with my Portsmouth connections from last year, so it’s not felt like I’ve come into a new club at all and even in my first few days coming in I felt pretty settled.

“I’ve come back hopefully to get promoted.

“I’ve seen the lads training and the Gaffer has put some good sessions on over the last few weeks I’ve been here and they’ve been working really hard and the lads look like they’re in good shape.

“There are some talented players here so hopefully I can bring in some more experience and help some of the younger lads, similar to what Michael Doyle does on a regular basis.”

Baker suffered an injury that cut short his spell in India and he came back to England and eventually began regaining fitness with the Sky Blues.

The 35-year-old has been working hard to get back to full fitness and after weeks of rehabilitation he has now returned to full training with the club.

He added: “I’m feeling really good at the minute and hopefully my injury stays the way it is, as I feel I could go on for another couple of years.

“My body feels in good condition, so fingers crossed it keeps reacting well to training as it has over the last three, four weeks.

“I’ve been coming in with Pauline Robertson and Andy Young and they’ve been fantastic with me and I appreciated the one to one work they’ve done with me.

“It’s reacted really well and the Gaffer has given me the chance to get some sessions in with the first team and again its reacted well to that and I’m just happy to be back and hopefully I can play some part and help contribute from now until the end of the season.

“It’s been nice to get sweating again, getting out on the field, putting the boots back on and it’s just those small little things that you miss when you’re out injured for so long and being in amongst the lads and being involved in the banter.

“It’s definitely better than sitting at home and watching Jeremy Kyle.”

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