ART OF DE­FENCE LESSONS HELP LEE

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Ben Baker

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

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