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Coventry City's Reice Charles-Cook making history between the sticks

21 October 2015

All the media attention at Coventry City may be on their loan signing of England international Joe Cole, but goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook has been going about his business impressively.

The 21-year-old, who joined the club in July 2014, was given a first-team breakthrough when their number one Lee Burge was unavailable, and the former Arsenal youngster has taken his chance with both hands.

He made history by becoming the first ever Coventry City goalkeeper to keep clean sheets in his first three league games, and didn't concede for the fourth successive Sky Bet League 1 match, against Rochdale on Tuesday.

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Added to that, his goal wasn't breached when the Sky Blues took on Yeovil Town in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, making it five clean sheets on the spin for Charles-Cook.

According to CCFC historian Jim Brown, it's 450 minutes since Coventry last conceded a goal, with safe-hands Charles-Cook between the sticks. But he's still short of Steve Ogrizovic's record.

He's also got a few more clean sheets to chalk up if he is to break Football League records. Millwall, York and Reading share the honour of keeping the most consecutive clean sheets in a season; all notching 11 on the bounce.

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@46yearsofhurt@MrReiceCook hasn't conceded a goal for 450 mins - still 120mins short of Oggy's post war @Coventry_City record set in 1992

— Jim Brown (@Clarriebourton) October 20, 2015

5 games 5 clean sheets for the goalkeeping genius @MrReiceCook on fire 🙌🏾🔥❤️

— Regan (@R_charlescook) October 20, 2015

Man like Manuel Charles-Cook! 5 games 5 clean sheets 🔥 love seeing this mate, proving a lot of people wrong 👏🏻 @MrReiceCook

— Shane Byrne (@Shane_Byrne_) October 20, 2015

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