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Kyle Edwards: I’ve improved since arriving at City

Kyle Edwards is enjoying life on loan at City as he looks to help the Grecians to a successful season

26 March 2018

On loan winger Kyle Edwards says he feels he has improved a great deal since arriving at the club earlier in the season.

The West Bromwich Albion youngster has turned out 23 times for City so far this season and has been well received by supporters since joining.

After spending seven months with City, working under Paul Tisdale and his management team, Kyle believes his game is improving all the time, he said: “I think I’ve developed a lot since I came in September. I’ve improved defensively and I’m much better at getting back into shape.

“I think it’s a good number (23 games.) When I came I wasn’t expecting to get into the team and play that much. I’ve had a few spells starting games and a lot off the bench where I’m trying to make an impact, overall I’m happy with it.”

Kyle has excited City fans a great deal since his arrival with his direct style of play, but the 20-year-old believes he has mostly improved in his defensive duties.

He continued: “I’d say I’ve improved defensively, getting into shape and opening my body up. Tis has been on to me a lot for it. Also, my movement in behind and off the ball.”

Kyle feels he is benefitting from leaving the relatively comfortable environment of academy football as he looks to test himself by playing in Sky Bet League Two and also eluded to factors away from the field which are helping his development as a person.

He said: “I’ve played a few under-23 games now and it doesn’t feel the same as when I play in the first team so I’m happy that I’ve come out on loan and proud to have played 23 times.

“It’s different. I’m living with Kane Wilson, cooking and cleaning, so I’m learning a lot!”

The Grecians now turn their attention to a trip to Lincoln City on Good Friday, but Kyle says he and the squad are confident of taking away a positive result from Sincil Bank.

He continued: “I think everyone is confident, we’ve got a game in hand on a few teams as well. Even though we may have had some bad results and good ones at times, everyone is still positive, and we believe we can still get automatic promotion.

“All we can do is focus on ourselves, make sure we’re prepared right and go into the game doing the best that we can. If we win, then we win, and if we lose then it’s important to focus on the next game."

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