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'It could go down to the final game'

12 March 2013

Joe Murphy believes City have the perfect chance to build momentum in the next two home games...

Coventry City goalkeeper Joe Murphy wants the City squad to gather momentum going into the last nine games of the season.

Having claimed their 11th away win of the season at Scunthorpe United at the weekend, City are currently five points off the play-offs in League One.

Colchester travel to the Ricoh Arena tonight looking to get themselves away from the League One drop-zone.

Murphy believes the next two home games present the perfect opportunity for City to pick up crucial points in the play-off race.

The City keeper said: “It is a difficult period for every side in the league as this is when you have to make every game count.

“Teams at the top and the bottom will be fighting for every point and it will make every game difficult. 

“We are in a good position at the moment as I think if we can get the results we need, it is great for the momentum as the end of the season gets nearer.

“When you are in the play-offs, it can often be very difficult to stay there in the final few games of the season so I am happy that it is on us to mount a challenge.

“It is always an exciting time regardless and it often goes down to the final day so I am sure teams are looking over their shoulder.”

The 30-year old played against his former club Scunthorpe United and said he enjoyed the reception he got at his former club.

He added: “It was nice to go back and see some of the staff there. The fans gave me a nice reception and I really enjoyed my time there.

“We punched above our weight whilst I was there and had three seasons of Championship football out of the five.

“That experience can serve me well here as we went up through the play-offs after finishing sixth in the league. We only made it to the play-offs with a draw on the final day so it would be nice if we could repeat that achievement this season.” 

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