Midfielder Mark Marshall has revealed his determination to win a new contract with Coventry City when his current deal expires at the end of the season.
Marshall, 26, originally joined the club in February after a two-year enforced break from the game and has gone on to make 10 appearances for the Sky Blues so far.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Marshall said,
“This is a massive club. I have always said all along that when I first came here, there was a few options on the table but when Coventry came along, I had no decision to make.
“I like working for the manager. I like the ideas he has and the level of detail he goes into as it really helps.
“I still think I’m young enough to progress in football and I would like to progress with the football club. The hard work everyone puts in means this is a good environment to progress.
“I just need to keep doing well. I want to play as many games as possible to prove I’m good enough for the club.”
The winger believes his time out of the game has changed his perspective on football, but for the better.
“Every time I go out onto the training ground, I always say I need to put all my effort into it. I wouldn’t say I took it is easy before but I know that I have to use my time better.
“If I come out of a training session and not feeling like I’ve done enough, I always think I should have done better because I won’t get that back.
“During my time out, I was training on my own in public parks. It makes me realise how lucky I am now. I just enjoy every minute.
“If I come off with cramp, then I know I’m running on empty which means I can be happy with myself. I think it shows the added drive to succeed my time out has given me.”
Manager Steven Pressley, however, has yet to decide on the future of the 26-year old.
“It is all still up in the air. I think in the last couple of weeks, he has been a breath of fresh air.
“We’ve been working really hard on certain aspects of his game as I still think there are improvements which can be made.
“But the one thing about him is that he is a player that wants to improve. He has completely brought into the work ethic at the club which is often difficult to do.
“It has been a real culture change for him but he is a real good lad who wants to do well which makes working with him much easier. In the last two weeks, he has certainly been one of our better performers.”