WINGER Kyle Spence has spoken of his hunger to break into the Sky Blues first team after impressing Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray during pre-season.
The 19-year-old looked to have ended his Sky Blues career 12 months ago after turning down his first professional contract in search of other offers, with the teenager going on trial with League One rivals Millwall.
However the Scotland Under-16 international returned to Coventry back in February and signed until the end of the season.
His performances at Under-18 and Under-21 level earned Spence a one-year contract extension this summer and now the former Crystal Palace Academy player is forcing his way into Mowbray’s first team thoughts.
Spence has featured in all of City’s pre-season friendlies this summer, including 62 minutes against Rugby Town, where he managed to get on the scoresheet and set up another goal for George Thomas.
Now he is hoping extra sessions over the summer with a personal trainer and athletics coach will provide him with more first team opportunities this season.
“I’m feeling great, it is good to be back playing football,” said Spence, who made his first team debut for the Sky Blues against Wycombe Wanderers in the Johnstone Paint Trophy back in September 2014.
“I am really grateful to be involved in the first-team setup at the moment, training with some of the senior players is definitely helping me develop.
“I was doing a lot of personal training sessions over the summer and a lot of training with an athletics coach too. I have spoken with the gaffer, he has told me to keep working hard and progressing as I am. He wants me to keep pushing for the first-team and see what comes of it.
“I’m definitely hungrier to get myself in and around the first-team, the experience I’m gaining at the moment is really helping that.
“The aim is to make an impact in the final two preseason games and try to get myself back on the scoresheet, maybe even a start on Friday.”