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'It is like playing in a game of FIFA'

30 August 2013

Cyrus Christie believes playing in the free-flowing City side this season, is like playing in a video-game...

Just five games into the 2013/14 season, Coventry City have already scored 17 goals and are currently the highest scorers in the Football League.

To put that statistic into context, it took City until the 72nd minute during the 16th game of last season against York City in the Johnstone Paint Trophy for City to net their 17th goal of the 2012/13 season, on October 9th. 

Callum Wilson is currently the joint top-scorer in League One with Leon Clarke on four goals, and midfielders Franck Moussa and Billy Daniels netting three goals each. 

Right-back Cyrus Christie may only have one assist to his name so far this season but his attacking play from defence has been invaluable in creating chances from wide areas.

The 21-year old Academy Graduate admitted he is loving playing in the free-flowing City side and believes it is 'a bit like playing in a game of FIFA.'

Christie commented: "I am really enjoying my football so far this season. The side are really playing well at the moment and when you play in a winning side, you can't wait for the next game.

"The manager really encourages me to get forward a lot and I really enjoy that side of my game. It is a good side to my game and it is something which I am definitely trying to work on.

"The best thing about playing in the side is that every time we attack, we feel like we are going to score. Especially in the last two home games, it feels like as soon as they score, we just go straight up the other end and score ourselves.

"It is a bit like playing in a game of FIFA at the minute."

At the other end of the pitch, City have conceded 14 goals so far this season, despite claiming a clean sheet during the 4-0 win at Carlisle United.

Coventry conceded four goals at the Greenhous Meadow last season, but Christie is sure that won't happen again.

He added: "It is great to hear we have sold out for the trip to Shrewsbury. The away support has always been incredible as they follow us wherever we go and always get behind us.

"Our away form was great last season and with that support, I'm sure we can repeat that form again. 

"I didn't play in the 4-1 loss at Shrewsbury last season, but I am sure we will make amends for what happened there. They beat us at home as well last season so it is important we put that right.

"We have got plenty of confidence going into the game and there is no reason we can't go there and claim three points. If we win, that will put on zero points and then we can really start putting pressure on teams around us."

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