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"Having Christmas Day off is a good thing but it doesn't mean any less work." - Coventry City's Jordan Willis

23 December 2014

The 20-year old defender has also praised the City defence after conceding just one goal in four games...

Coventry City defender Jordan Willis has stated the City squad won't be putting in any less work, even with Christmas Day off.

The Sky Blues are already preparing for their Boxing Day trip to the Keepmoat Stadium having recorded back-to-back away victories against Colchester United and Port Vale.

City began the difficult Christmas period with a 1-1 draw against Fleetwood Town which saw City extend their unbeaten league run to four games. 

Willis, who was an unused substitute against the Cod Army, has stressed the importance of the Christmas period to the league table. 

The Academy graduate said: "I think it is an important period where you get yourself a lot of points because of the amount of games you play.

"You're position in the league table can change dramatically over a short period of time. It also sets you up for a good half to the season.

"Obviously, having Christmas Day off is a good thing because you always want to spend it with your family and enjoy the day.

"But it doesn't mean we'll be doing any less work. We've worked really hard this week, doing double sessions and earning it off."

Everton loanee Matthew Pennington and the form of centre-back pairing Andy Webster and Aaron Martin has meant Willis is currently waiting for his chance from the bench.

However, the City defender has nothing but praise for the City defence, having conceded one goal in the last four games.

He added: "It wasn't a win which was disappointing but in terms of the unbeaten run, it does give the team something to build on going into the Doncaster game.

"The team has done really well to stop teams creating chances lately and the defence have been brilliant. 

"It is something the manager always tries to put across to the squad. We've got to be defensively responsible throughout the squad."

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