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'Even I couldn't get tickets' - Baker

18 October 2013

City captain Carl Baker speaks exclusively to Sky Blues Player ahead of the trip to Molineux this weekend...

When you are the club captain of a football club, you would expect to be able to get tickets for every game the club plays in. 

Not necessarily. 

Coventry City captain Carl Baker revealed that even he couldn't get hold of tickets for the hotly-anticipated trip to Molineux this weekend.

The Sky Blues go into the game on the back of two impressive wins against Sheffield United and Stevenage. 

The City faithful have backed Steven Pressley's side in huge numbers on the road and the short trip to the Black Country is set to pull in the largest away following this season, with over 3,300 tickets sold.

Such was the demand for tickets, Baker couldn't get hold of tickets for some of his family and friends as he reveals how important the away support will be against Kenny Jackett's side.

The 30-year old said: "It never surprises me the amount of fans who travel as that has always been the great thing about this football club.

"I couldn't even get tickets myself. I have had to phone family members up and apologise because of it. All the tickets got snapped up straight away, even the extra ones.

"For me, these fans who travel to watch the team are the best. I am sure they will create a great atmosphere and really get behind us as we will need them tomorrow.

"We are playing really well at the minute and we are picking up results so hopefully that will continue so we can provide a great day-out for them all."

Wolverhampton Wanderers have suffered successive relegations from the Premier League to League One.

Many of the current Wolves squad played in the Premier League for the club such as Kevin Doyle, Kevin Foley and Richard Stearman.

Having suffered relegation with the Sky Blues into League One, the City captain knows how difficult expectation can be to deal with.

Baker added: "I have already been to watch them this season against Sheffield United and they definitely have match-winners in their squad.

"But, they had a poor first half and their fans definitely turned on them as Sheffield United were the better team.

"When they were walking off the pitch, you could hear how loud the fans were being towards the players. Hopefully we can do that tomorrow.

"We have sort of been through it ourselves and it is really difficult to deal with. You try and hide a little bit, trying not to get on the ball. 

"We definitely need to use it to our advantage so that is why a good start is crucial tomorrow."


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