McSheffrey Up For Blues Return

Last updated : 28 January 2011 By Covsupport News Service
Gary McSheffrey has said that he is looking forward to Coventry City's FA Cup tie at Birmingham City tomorrow.

Coventry born McSheffrey gets the first chance to return to St Andrews since his spell which started in 2006 when he was sold by Paul Fletcher for £2.235m up front in order to keep the club from going into administration, ended at the end of last season.

"I can't wait," said McSheffrey to the CT. "I had a great first season and played 35 games in the Premier League in my second season so my first couple of years were great.

"I had an injury-hit third season and then the fourth I was on the bench a lot and disappointed not to play more minutes.

"But they finished the highest in their Premiership history so looking back I was probably a bit unlucky not to get a game.

"So the last couple of years were a bit unfulfilled. I made a lot of friends there but you move on in your career and I go back there with no hard feelings.

"I am just looking forward to going back and I want to go back and impress.

"You know you are a still a good player and it is a question of believing it and trying to get the best out of yourself and being confident.

"I have just got to try to take that into Saturday's game and the rest of the season because we need to get back on track."

Speaking about the 6,000+ City supporters who will make the trip to St Andrews tomorrow, McSheffrey said: We always take a lot of fans to local derbies so it should be a great atmosphere," he said, "and I definitely think we will have a strong side because of the amount of fans we are taking to a game we want to win.

"I think it will be an open game with both teams going for it and both sets of fans getting behind their teams, so it should be a good cup tie."

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