New signing Ben Sheaf is confident he’ll fit straight in at Coventry City.

The 22-year-old Arsenal capture, who has joined the Sky Blues on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal, knows exactly what to expect from manager Mark Robins after going head-to-head with the club while on loan at Doncaster Rovers last term.

“I think Cov were the toughest opponents I faced last season for sure,” he said.

“It was a footballing game where you had to think tactically more than anything else and try and suss each other out but I enjoyed playing against them.”

He added: “The Manager expects me to dictate the game and link the back line with the forwards and I like to think I’m good at that and he wants me to just give everything for my team like I did last season.

“I’m really looking forward to the Championship. I was in League One last year and I’m really eager to test myself in the Championship and at that level.”

Sheaf has been a summer-long target for Robins and the player admits it’s been a frustrating wait to get over the line.

“I’m delighted, it’s been a long process, but I’m absolutely delighted to get it done and meet all the lads and the first day has been good,” he said.



Arsenal midfielder Ben Sheaf has joined Coventry City on a season-long loan

“It took a little while, probably a little longer than I would have liked but now it’s done I just want to get settled, start training and hopefully get a few match minutes, because I’ve not had that in a while so I’m looking forward to it.”

As for what the fans can expect from him this year, he told the club website: “I play a bit deeper, I like to get on the ball and link the back line to the forwards and try and control the tempo of the game.

“But then on the flip side I like to be solid defensively and get stuck in and contribute to the defensive side also.”





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