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INTERVIEW: “It’s Been Good To Be Involved”

Zain Westbrooke enjoying his time in the side...

8 February 2019


INTERVIEW: “It’s Been Good To Be Involved”

Zain Westbrooke enjoying his time in the side...

8 February 2019

Sky Blues midfielder, Zain Westbrooke has told how he has enjoyed his run in the first team as of late.

Up until the final fixture before the New Year, Zain had yet to make an appearance for the first team in League One.

However, since then the midfielder has featured in four of the last seven fixtures, including starting the previous two games at the Ricoh Arena.

The 22 year-old admitted he is enjoying his time in the City side and the competition for a place in the centre of midfield.

“It’s been good to be involved.” He said.

“I prefer playing in the middle but like most people in the dressing room, they just want to be in the team and if I can play anywhere then I will because I want to play and show what I can do.

“I’ve had a long wait and few injuries, but I’ve been training regularly and feeling good, so happy to get in the team, the results will come but personally I’m happy.

“We have a big squad here, a lot of good players here so you got to have it in you to be patient and take your chance when you get it.

“I think competition will make everyone play better, fighting for a place in the squad, we don’t want to be relaxed comfortable as we need to fight as that will get the team three points.”

One of those midfielders to have joined that competition for a place in the starting eleven is on-loan Republic of Ireland international, David Meyler.

Meyler joined the Sky Blues on Deadline Day and partnered Zain in the middle against Gillingham last weekend.

“He (David Meyler) is a good communicator and was captain on the first day, which shows a lot about him.

“He joined the team really well and is a big character and gets on with everyone.

“I’ve learnt a lot as he talks to you during the game, through training and during the day just giving you tips.

“He is a calming character and doesn’t make you feel nervous at all.”

City will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend, following a run without three points, but Zain is confident results will come.

“I wouldn’t saying it is weighing down on us, everyone wants three points and we know we are playing well which is frustrating.

“I think we need to win these games that we are dominating, but also when we aren’t playing as well, we still need to win. I think the way we are playing the results will come.”


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