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INTERVIEW: Charlie Wakefield On Joining Sky Blues

The winger joined the Sky Blues on Deadline Day...

19 February 2019

During the end of the January Transfer Window, on Deadline Day, the Sky Blues secured the services of winger Charlie Wakefield from Chelsea.

The winger has risen through the ranks with Chelsea, but is now looking to kick on and gain some first team football experience with City.

Charlie was in popular demand during the course of the window, having trials at Championship clubs as well as those in League One.

Wakefield opted for the Sky Blues and is looking forward to getting his career underway with Mark Robins’ side.

He said: “It was literally a last-minute thing.”

“I was training at Millwall on Deadline Day and I got a call come through very late on to say Coventry wanted to sign me and I got straight on the motorway and headed up here and then made it happen and I was very pleased.

“Where I’ve been at previous clubs, I’ve come in and I’m training with the first team and playing with the first team and now I’m looking for an opportunity to get into the side, so it was a no brainer.

“I have to be patient and my time will come, the boys are doing really well at the moment.

“I’ve come in and we’ve won two and drawn one which we probably should’ve won.

“I’m happy with how well we’re doing but I’m ready for my opportunity and I know I can play in front of the fans at this club, I know I can do well, and I just can’t wait to show everyone what I can do.”

Wakefield is no stranger to Sky Blues Assistant Manager, Adi Viveash who he worked with whilst he was at Chelsea.

The winger admitted he is looking forward to working with Adi again and said how he was a big influence in him deciding to join with Coventry.

“I’ve worked with Adi before so I have a great relationship with him and he knows how I play and when I put it all together it just made sense.

“He’s made me a better player and developed me and he knows my directness and knows what he wants out of me and because it was a first team opportunity, it was what I needed to show everyone what I’m about.

“I’m very direct, I just want to get on the ball and get at people, create goals, score goals and simplify the game.

“If I’m one on one with my man, I’m going to get at him and put balls in the box and that’s what the Gaffer wants.

“I want to get the ball out wide or get the ball in behind and just cause problems for the opposition.”

Having only been with the Sky Blues for a couple of weeks, Charlie has already seen the potential and the ability within the side.

Wakefield is now hoping to be a part of any future success with City and working alongside Manager Mark Robins.

“Everyone’s confident and everyone’s happy.

“I’ve only been here a couple of weeks and I can already see the ability and the unity in the group, we have the potential to be a play-off team and go up out of this league.

“We’re a young group but there’s lots of quality in the side and the Gaffer gets across what he wants and he spends a lot of time in the training ground nailing what he wants out of us and we have to illustrate that on the pitch, but game by game we will get stronger and get going.”

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