Brandon Mason wants to “achieve” success with the Sky Blues this season as City look to maintain their unbeaten start to the Sky Bet League One season against Rotherham United on Saturday.
Mason insists that the belief around the club is different to last season and wants to achieve success this campaign.
The full-back also credits the buzz around the training ground and positivity from everyone at the club for their unbeaten start to the season.
Mason said: “The belief is different compared to last year, now we’re really looking to push on and achieve something.
“Last year we had just got promoted and we brought a lot of new players in, like myself, and we were just trying to find our feet. Now we’re settled, we’re looking to achieve something this season.
“There’s a really good buzz around the training ground. We’re doing really well at the moment, we’re working hard day in day out in training and we’re always looking to improve.”
He gives particular praise to the coaching staff for maintaining the players belief on the pitch which has seen City score a number of late goals in the 2019/20 campaign.
“The belief in our team is really high. We’ve got a lot of positive characters and the staff have been great, keeping us in the game, and telling us positive things that we need to keep doing.
“As a team, even if we go down, we always still believe we can get ourselves back into it and win the game.”
Having just returned from injury, Mason praised the efforts of fellow youngster Sam McCallum in his absence.
Mason also believes that the Sky Blues have a stronger squad, compared to last year, and thinks everyone will be needed at some point throughout the season.
“You’re always going to have competition for your place, that’s part of having a good squad. Sam’s done well when he’s come in, as has everyone else when they’ve come in as well.
“Everyone’s positive, everyone is going to be ready when called upon. Everyone will be needed, at some point throughout the season, if we’re going to achieve something together.
“We’ve got a really strong squad. Comparing it to last season’s, it’s definitely stronger. We’re just looking to push on now and achieve a lot of things this year.”
Mason is delighted to be back out on the pitch, having suffered a hamstring strain against former club Watford in the Carabao Cup back in August.
He now wants to improve his game further by making more of a contribution in the final third.
“When the injury happened at Watford, it was quite frustrating as I thought I was doing really well and my form was decent, but I’m fully up to speed now so I’m happy to be back in the side.
“I always want to progress and push on to the next stage, but at the minute, I feel like I’m progressing quite well and if I maintain that and keep on improving my game it’s only going to benefit me.
“I want to improve my final ball. Whether it’s putting the ball in the net or finding someone for a goal. Improving key things like that will really help me have an impact on the game.”