Tom Davies is hoping he can take his chances in the side, as the Sky Blues face Charlton Athletic this weekend at the Valley.
The defender was suspended for the opening game of the season and has had to bide his time for a chance in the starting eleven.
With the unfortunate injuries to the likes of Dom Hyam, Junior Brown and Jack Grimmer, Tom is now looking to give the manager a headache.
He said: “There has got to be competition for places.
“We’re a big club and have a big team and there’s always going to be competition and it’s up to whoever has the shirt to keep it I know the lads were doing well.
“Maybe the results weren’t marrying up to how well they were playing but now it’s my time to go in and keep the shirt and give the manger a headache when everyone is fit.”
Tom has featured in the last two games for the Sky Blues, coming on as a substitute early on against Sunderland and then starting against his former club Portsmouth.
This weekend Tom and his team mates will face another difficult task as they travel to the Valley to take on the Addicks.
But, this is the reason City won promotion last season, to play against the better teams in the better stadiums, says Davies.
“No disrespect, but you don’t want to be playing at some of the League Two grounds, you want to be playing at the big stadiums with the big teams and we are up there with the biggest teams in the league, so I’m sure people think the same when they come to us.
“You want to be playing as much as you can and going Saturday, Tuesday is good as you always have the next game to put it right or build momentum, we are looking forward to it and we are looking to cause Charlton problems.”