Jutkiewicz Reclaims Spot Kick Job

Last updated : 15 September 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City's 22 year old striker Lukas Jutkiewicz has told his team mates that he is the undisputed spot kick taker now that Marlon King, who usurped the role last season, has left the club.

Jutkiewicz has scored three of the four goals that Coventry City have scored this season, two of them from the penalty spot, one of which was scored against Derby in their 2-0 win in their last game.

Jutkiewicz revealed to the CT'S Andy Turner: "I have made it clear in the dressing room that it is my job. I had a penalty against Derby last year and I couldn’t remember whether it was the same goalie or not so I was going to put it the other side, but luckily he moved just a fraction early and that made my mind up for me and made it a little bit easier.”

Jutkiewicz admits to being frustrated at not scoring as often as he believes he should, especially from open play despite some excellent chances.

He said: “It was frustrating for me because I had a couple of good chances and I was beginning to think it was going to be one of those days again."

"Cyrus Christie put a great ball in and I just couldn’t quite reach it to get enough of a contact on it, so I was gutted about that and, obviously, I had one cleared off the line but it looked like it was coming for us as a team and we just kept doing what we were doing and we got the chances and took them." 

“I thought we were dominant from the start and defended solidly. They had spells in the second half when they played some good football but I thought it was important that we scored when we were on top and now we are getting the points that we deserved earlier in the season and we feel we can kick-start our season now.”

He went on: “Our first win was a huge relief especially leading up to the final whistle because everyone was well aware of what happened at Crystal Palace and to hold on to the lead and keep a clean sheet was vital for everyone."

“We have to build on this now because we have probably played better than our results have shown but now we have got that win and hopefully we will push on and get more.”

Finally Jutkiewicz was asked if the protest and crowd unrest during the game had unsettled the players,

He said: “It was a sort of distraction although it was only when the ball went out of play that I realised something was happening, but when the game restarts you have to forget about it so I don’t really know what went on and I think I’d rather not know.”