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"We've got to put on a big performance against Crewe and make sure they want to keep coming back." - Coventry City's Jim O'Brien

22 April 2015

The City captain has also praised the recent home support at the Ricoh Arena as they look to continue their good run of form against Crewe...

Coventry City captain Jim O'Brien hopes City's recent run of form will help encourage fans to 'bring their kids along' for the crucial home match against Crewe Alexandra.

The Sky Blues have only lost two in the last nine games and claimed four consecutive clean sheets as they claimed a 0-0 draw at Champions Bristol City on Saturday.

It means City are now five points from the League One drop-zone with two games remaining but they need a positive result against the Alex on Saturday to guarantee safety.

The club have dropped ticket prices to just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, and the City captain hopes fans respond to the ticket offer.


O'Brien said: "It's great to see the club put the offer on as I know a lot of fans struggle with the price of football and I'm sure it's something the club are looking into for the future.

"Bring your kids along and hopefully it will spur them on to get a season ticket next year, but of course, it is up to us to put on a big performance and make sure they want to keep coming back.

"We've got to go into the Crewe match thinking it is a must win. A lot can be said for winning the last home game of the season as well because it can help set a positive trend in the club over the summer and heading into next season.

"You don't really want to think about that anyways. You always want to be winning games and it should never be a case of 'job done' as it's never as simple as that."

O'Brien has made 46 appearances this season for the Sky Blues, scoring six goals, including the winner in the last home win over Colchester United at the Ricoh Arena.

The City captain admitted he's been delighted with the home support in recent games, and says the Bristol City performance can only be bettered by the home-coming against Gillingham.

He added: "It was great when we played against Oldham. Everyone really got behind us and pushed us on to get the goal. Especially at this stage in the season, fatigue sets in a lot quicker so that support to drive us on is absolutely crucial.

"The fans were brilliant at Bristol as well and it was a fantastic result as we had a game-plan and we implemented it brilliantly on the day which was great.

"Everybody knew how big a game it was and I thought we could have nicked it. There haven't been many better performances this season.

"Obviously, our first game back at the Ricoh was a great performance and occasion to have it fully packed with every supporter in the stadium. It showed how much of a fortress the Ricoh could be and hopefully we could recreate a similar atmosphere this weekend with a big crowd."


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