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New Coventry City goalkeeper Clayton Ince has been handed the No.1 shirt for pre-season training - and he fully intends to keep it.


Although the Trinidad and Tobago international knows that Micky Adams is still looking for a second keeper, he is going all out to make sure that he starts the season in the Sky Blue goal.

"My ambition is to work hard and, just like every other player at the club, be No.1 in their chosen position," said the 32-year-old, who has joined on a free transfer from Crewe.

"I want to be part of the team and make sure I am part of things on the road to success. I just want to be the best that I can be for the club.

"For the past six years I have only had coaching on and off but now I will benefit from a full-time goalkeeping coach. The extra bit to my game that has been missing should be there now because hopefully I will be analysed better and, in turn, I can perform better."

As well as setting out to impress his manager early on, Ince is keen to make an impression on his fellow defenders - something they will find out about as soon as they start practice matches.

"I am a very aggressive player and I like to let my team-mates know where they should be and to keep the ball out of the net by any means necessary," said the seemingly laidback keeper who insists he's not afraid of getting hurt for the cause.

"I never shy away from anything and and go strong and hard into everything. I communicate well with the back four and like everyone to gel together and get the confidence running throughout the defence.

"And if you can do that it can filter right through the team to the strikers. If the forwards can see the defence holding firm it can give them a push to perform well and do their work and the positives can run right through the team."