Coventry City’s Joe Cole has said that he hopes he can use his experience to guide the youngsters at the club.
The 34-year-old winger is one of the few older heads in the entire squad and was not just brought in for his ability, but his experience which will help guide the Sky Blues back into the Championship.
For example, in the stunning 6-0 win over Bury at the weekend, not only was Cole the oldest player in the starting line up, but he was ten years over the average age of the rest of the team.
And Cole put in a great performance in the massive win over the Shakers, putting in three assists for his younger counterparts. And Cole is happy for the likes of James Maddison and Adam Armstrong to take the headlines while he helps them in their development.
Talking about their development, Cole the club website: “All top sides need to have ruthlessness in the locker – it’s important for the younger players in the squad.”
“As an older boy I like to think I can help them – as a brother figure rather than a father figure!”
“We can take a lot of pride from the performance. All the ugly stuff in football, the attitude and application, winning second balls and turn-overs, we did that exceptionally well.”
“When you want to win titles and get promotions, the simple things do it, not necessarily having the best technical players but the willingness. If we keep doing that, our quality will show,”