ART OF DEFENCE LESSONS HELP LEE
TO describe Lee Burge’s season as a rollercoaster would be an understatement, but the Coventry goalkeeper is convinced he is stronger for the experience.
Burge was sent off against Worcester City in the FA Cup back in November and lost his place in the side to loanees Ryan Allsop and Jamie Jones.
But the 22-year-old has battled back to become an ever-present since the start of March, and credits boss Tony Mowbray for his turnaround in fortunes.
“The manager has come in and told us about the art of defending, something he knows a lot about and it has helped us,” explained Burge.
“The back four and midfield have given me a shield at the moment, they are working really hard. It’s helped me to become more composed.
“Crosses are an example of that. I’ve been able to deal with them better, choosing when to come out and when not to.
“My season didn’t start well but the mistakes I have made have turned me into a stronger player. There have been learning points, especially the Worcester debacle.
“The manager has given me faith and hopefully I can repay that. I’m enjoying playing under him and by speaking to him, you realise the ambitions he has for the football club.”
LEARNING: Lee Burge