Coventry City experience leaves Dexter hungry for more

Walters is excited by Lambs return

Dexter Walters is back at Tamworth. Picture: Tamworth FC

Dexter Walters says his time at Coventry City helped him develop as a player, mentally and physically.

And he believes that rejoining Tamworth, working alongside Andrew Danylyszyn and Gary Smith, can help him achieve his ambition to get a second chance in the professional game at some stage.

Walters, 21, is back at The Lamb having been released by the Sky Blues earlier this summer.

Coventry had previously snapped the winger up from Tamworth in August 2018.

“I’m really happy to be back,” said Walters. “It was a no-brainer for me when Tamworth declared their interest.

“After speaking to Andrew (Danylyszyn), it just seemed like the right move and the right platform for me at this stage of my career.

“The management team are great and I think they will give me the opportunity to learn something new every day.

Dexter Walters during his last Tamworth FC spell. Picture Paul Barber.

“That’s the type of people I want to be around. They have real passion and it shows, it rubs off on the players.

“You can see how confident the players are and that’s due to how the managers believe in them – those man-to-man management skills are top notch.”

Walters insists he has no regrets about leaving the Lamb two years ago for Coventry.

And he says the experience has made him even hungrier to kick on.

“Coventry was 100 per cent a great experience,” he said.

“I certainly don’t have anything negative to say about them.

“At the end of the day, when I joined them it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

“I’ve gained a lot of things from them – it has been a learning curve.

“The most important thing I learnt from them was the mental side of the game.

“When things are not going your way you can sulk about it or dwell on it.

“But I have learnt you have to decide what you are going to do to make it go your way.

“At the end of the day, that’s what you have got to ask yourself.

“If you are not willing to work even harder, you will not progress.

“Coventry really helped me with that focus on the mental side of it.

“On the football side, I learnt a lot too in terms of movement – when to come in off the line, spacial awareness and having more of an end product.

“It was a shame things didn’t work out but sometimes it’s just not your time at the moment.

“There’s a different move you might have to take along your journey.

“But I’ve had a taste of what it’s like and I now have the hunger to get back up there or even higher in my career at some point.

“For me, being at Tamworth can help with that – the management are brilliant in terms of helping your development.

“Hopefully I can now deliver for the club on the pitch and it will be great to show fans how much I’ve developed during my time away.”

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