Date: 6th November 2016 at 7:27pm
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Coventry City’s recent run of good form has been primarily down to their solidarity at the back. A key focal point of the Sky Blues defence is on loan West Ham left-back Lewis Page.

The 20-year-old has struggled to gain first team experience in recent seasons with the likes of Aaron Cresswell and more recently Arthur Masuaku above him in the pecking order. Page has only made three first team appearances for the Irons all of those coming in Europa League qualification last summer.

Last season, Page gained first team experience on a one month loan with Cambridge United, where he made six appearances. In his short time with the U’s, the young full back kept two clean sheets.

This season, Page has gone on loan to Coventry City and has so far featured in 13 of the Sky Blues’ 15 league matches keeping four clean sheets.

Page in action for West Ham Photo: Mark Leech

Page in action for West Ham
Photo: Mark Leech

Page has consistently performed to a good standard this season and has firmly cemented his place in Mark Venus’s side. Venus, who is currently in caretaker charge of Coventry are now unbeaten in their last three matches despite ex-manager Tony Mowbray’s departure at the end of September.

The West Ham loanee put in a solid performance against Walsall last Saturday, despite the constant pressure from their in-form opposition. Page completed 28 of his 41 attempted passes as well as winning 8 of his 13 aerial duels against the Saddlers.

With his parent club West Ham experimenting with a back three, Page’s first team opportunities are likely to be more limited when he returns to his parent club in January.

With the consistency that Page has been providing during his time at Coventry, the Sky Blues will want to extend his time at the club after his loan expires in January.

 
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