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'I hope teams will fear us'

13 October 2013

City striker Leon Clarke hopes strike partnership with Wilson is leaving lasting impression on League One opponents

Coventry City striker Leon Clarke says he hopes teams will start to fear his upfront partnerhsip with Callum Wilson after the pair took their combined tally for the season to 18 goals.

Clarke's brace and one from Wilson handed the Sky Blues a 3-2 home win over Sheffield United, the goals taking Clarke to eight for the season with Wilson now breaking into double figures.

The win also made it back-to-back three-point hauls for City and Clarke said he wanted teams in League One to be fearful of the Sky Blues' potent strike force.

"I hope the goals we're scoring are putting fear into other teams because this partnership can only get better," he said.

"I scored a couple against Sheffield United last season so it seems to go on a bit of a cycle which is pleasing but I'm glad Callum scored today because he worked hard."

Clarke also paid tribute to the team's younger players, notably Jordan Willis and Aaron Phillips who have been filling the gap left by the injured Cyrus Christie.

The Sky Blues were left hanging onto their lead after a quick double from Lyle Taylor in the second half brought the Blades back into the game.

"Holding on really was a credit to the younger boys because they were worked so hard late on in the game and they responded really well when the balls were being pumped into the box.

"They're used to playing Under 21s football and youth football so to be thrust into the first team will only benefit them and the way they performed was a credit to them."

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