DOUBT ME AT YOUR PERIL SAYS DELFOUNESO
COVENTRY’S on-loan striker Nathan Delfouneso has vowed that he wont end up on the soccer scrap heap.
Delfouneso, who is on-loan with the Sky Blues from Aston Villa, is one of hundreds of players who will be out of contract this summer.
Getting a new deal is proving to be harder than ever and with Villa certain to release him it all adds up to a worrying time for the 23-year-old.
Delfouneso was tipped for big things when he made his Villa debut as a 17-year-old but has barely played for Paul Lambert’s men in recent seasons. He’s had loan spells at Burnley, Leicester and two at Blackpool and knows he has to produce the goods in the coming weeks to try and impress potential new employers.
The former England under-21 international said: “Hopefully I will take this opportunity at Coventry to really showcase what I am made of and get myself back up to the top league.
“I have done it before and I believe I can come back even stronger and better and do it again.
“I have been through a lot in football and come back from it so I am mentally tough. I just have to knuckle down and re-focus.
“The opportunities haven’t quite been there recently but I have still got confidence in myself and faith in my ability to get back there.
“I am up at the end of the season but I have to concentrate on what I am doing now.
“I’ll work hard all week and try to finish the season very well.
“Unfortunately it’s been a strange season for me injurywise.
“I did my ankle at the start of the season which put me back seven weeks or so.
“I did my thigh here at Coventry when I joined, which hasn’t really helped me, but I have got to put myself forward and try to make an impact when I get a chance on the pitch.”