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.
“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.”