Coventry City: Lee Burge still on a 'learning curve'

Lee Burge
Burge had a three-month loan spell with Conference side Nuneaton in 2012-13

Coventry City goalkeeper Lee Burge says he is still learning after admitting his error cost the Sky Blues their first win under new boss Tony Mowbray.

Burge, 22, was beaten at his near post by a free-kick from Bradford's Mark Yeates, as City let a 1-0 lead slip to draw 1-1 at The Ricoh Arena.

"I'm disappointed to get beaten at my near post - it shouldn't happen," Burge told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

"It's a learning curve and I've just got to keep at it."

Burge has been understudy to on-loan Ryan Allsop for the League One Sky Blues for most of the season but has been number one since the beginning of February following Allsop's return to parent club Bournemouth.

His appearance against the Bantams was only his seventh in the league during the current campaign.

"I'm my biggest critic and I'm going to get there," said Burge. "It's taken a bit of time because I've only just started playing so I'm getting experience each game.

"I'm feeling confident and the only way I'm going to improve is to get games under my belt."

Coventry have won only once in their last 11 games and have one point from three matches under Mowbray, who replaced the sacked Steven Pressley at the beginning of March.

Despite the club sitting two points above the relegation zone having played a game more than Leyton Orient just below them, Burge is sure City can pull clear of trouble.

"We have a young squad and we're a bit frustrated but we're going to keep going - we'll get out of this situation," he said.

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