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Saturday's 1-0 win over Brighton in the Third Round of the FA Cup may have been a great day for everyone in sky blue, but for 'keeper Clayton Ince it was a rare chance to impress between the sticks for City.

His appearance at the Withdean was only his fourth competitive start for the Sky Blues this season, having signed-on at the Ricoh in the summer after his contract with Crewe had expired.

And speaking exclusively to Sky Blues World the Trinidad and Tobago international says that the clash with the Seagulls was a great chance to show his worth to the manager.

"It was good, not playing for so long and then getting my chance and doing the work that the manager put me out to do it was great.

"I was aware earlier in the week that I'd be playing and it meant that I had to focus and concentrate and it was good to show the manager that I am still aware and I still want to be part of his plans.

"I wasn't nervous I was just ready to play football, that's what I came here to do and that's what I want to do - play football, so it was good to take the opportunity and do a good job.

"It has been a bit frustrating but you just have to work hard and someday the opportunity will come and when it does you just have to take it."

Having played a major part in guiding City safely through to the Fourth Round Ince is hoping that his commanding display down on the south coast will put him in the manager's thoughts for this Saturday's clash at league leaders Reading.

"I didn't do myself too much harm and that is what the manager wants to see, if I put my head down because I'm not playing in the league or if I put my head up and still push on.

"I still want to push the manager and Marton to get a place in the league and get some consistent games and I'll be able to show myself."