Jamie Reckord joined Coventry City on a 93 day loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers on September 21st to help bolster the leaking defence and since he joined he has been thrown in at the deep end, first coming on as a second half substitute at Carlisle then he played in whet he described as the biggest game of his career, the 6-1 defeat at The Emirates in the Capital One Cup game against Arsenal. He then played his part in the build up to the only goal of the game in Coventry's first win of the season at Oldham last weekend.
The 20 year old full back, who has only made one Carling Cup appearance for Wolves after coming through their Academy ranks, is hoping this loan spell at Coventry will help promote his chances of getting a place in Ståle Solbakken's side when he returns to Wolves at the end of his loan period.
His performances so far have been more than enough to give the new manager Mark Robins a selection problem at the left back position, but Reckord is hopeful he has done enough to make that position his while he is at the club.
Speaking to the Coventry Telegraph Reckord said, “I’m settling in nicely. The lads have been good to me and I feel I have done all right. You have to make a name for yourself and try to do the right things and then hopefully get recognised for what you are doing. “I only played one game for Wolves last year,” said Reckord who knows League One reasonably well after turning out for Scunthorpe 17 times at the back end of last season. “Obviously they have got a new manager and I thought I might get a look in, but it hasn’t been that way and I have been in the Under-21s and playing reserve football, but this is where I want to play, in the league, and hopefully I can express myself and then bigger things will happen for me, but first and foremost I want to help get Coventry higher up the table and get as much first-team experience as I can. I want to play as well as I can and then when I go back to Wolves hopefully get in the first team;you never know.”
Speaking about the defeat at Arsenal, Reckord said, “Arsenal have got some great players. I really like Walcott and Arshavin who are unbelievable talents, and it’s just nice being on the same pitch as international players of that quality. “It was the biggest game of my career and although we lost 6-1 you have to take something from the experience. We played in front of more than 50,000 people and I’ve never had that experience before. I really enjoyed it because it’s not every week you get to play against such top players in Europe.”
After receiving a footballing lesson at The Emirates he then went to Oldham where he was tasked with marking their experienced winger Lee croft and as Reckord explained, “It was a bit different to Wednesday night and playing against the likes of Theo, but you have to perform whoever you are up against. “I didn’t know too much about him. Some of the other lads told me a bit about him but he didn’t really cause me any problems or do me for pace.”
He was later credited with the assist for McDonald's goal at Oldham, but that did not stop him from trying to claim it for himself. He explained, “Flecky played me in and I crossed the ball and all I remember is it going in the back of the net, so I’m going to try to claim it,” he said of the 90th minute winner that was officially credited to Cody McDonald who stooped to head it in. “It was a scrappy game but you take a win any way it comes and the main thing is we came away with the three points and hopefully we can do it all again on Tuesday. “Everyone is buzzing in the dressing room and we will take it as a massive positive and hopefully get our passing game going against MK Dons. “I have come up against them before when I was on loan at Scunthorpe and they like to keep the ball, but we’ll be looking to do that ourselves and hopefully get the right result.”