Loan male Leo Ostigard pleased to remain on with Sky Blues
Coventry City loan guy Leo Ostigard has set out his aspirations for the 2nd half of the season after appearing to get the thumbs-up to continue his spell with the Championship club.
The 21-year-old protector is midway through a season-long loan with the Sky Blues from Premier League strugglers Brighton and Hove Albion who, in line with a lot of loan deals, have a recall option in January.
Ostigard has actually played on the right of a settled back 3 for nine successive video games and made 17 starts and 3 sub looks for Mark Robins given that signing up with the club in September.
Asked if he’s enjoying his time at City and his prolonged run in the side, the Norwegian international said: “Yes, I believe I have actually been doing much better and much better as the season has gone on.
” It has actually been a new position for me playing on the right. The majority of the time I play in the center so I feel I have been doing much better and better through the season.
” I understand my position simpler now and it’s going well.”
Regarding whether he has actually been in touch with his coaches back at Brighton, he revealed: “Yes, I believe they are happy.
” We have a loan co-ordinator and I have a call with him nearly weekly and have a good discussion and I believe they enjoy.
” They are struggling now a bit in the Premier League so it will be interesting to see what happens to their season.”
Asked if his top flight parent club – presently 4th from bottom of the Premier League – are delighted for him to continue at Coventry, he stated: “The situation now is that they’re pleased for me to stay here however you never ever know in football, obviously, so we just need to wait and see.
” However I more than happy to be here.”
Ostigard, like the Sky Blues, has grown into the season, so what are his ambitions for the second half of the campaign?
” Of course we need to search for the table,” he stated.
” We have done well so far. We might have done better and had more points but I seem like the team will be even better in the second half of the season and take more points than the very first half, so simply see us move up in the table. That’s it.”
Reviewing Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round exit at Norwich City, the defender said: “We started extremely well, had some good opportunities and we require to score these against an excellent group, of course.
” After that we had a truly bad ten minutes when we conceded two easy goals, and that’s unsatisfactory, and versus an excellent team you lose. That’s it.”
Both goals came from the Canaries’ left, Ostigard confessing: “We had issues on that side since they had three gamers there and we struggled to defend versus that.
” There was a guy beginning my exterior for the first one and I needed to attempt to lead him on my within and then they are a bit lucky in package, I believe, so yes. it was too simple for them to score that goal.
” The 2nd objective there was a deflection off my foot but I might have maybe been closer to make it simpler for Dom and Fadz in the box. However we bet an excellent group and they scored from these opportunities which’s not good enough.”
City went on to dominante the 2nd half at Carrow Road but just couldn’t discover the back of the web.
” We just came out and tried to play good football,” he said.
” We knew we might develop chances versus the very best team in the league so that’s an asset to draw from the video game, however we require to score.
” It’s great that we produce chances but the ball requires to enter the web. So that’s unsatisfactory.”