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"The fans made a real difference late on , they sang their hearts out with a massive following and long may it continue." Marcus Tudgay

6 September 2015

The Sky Blues striker hailed the impact of the fans and has urged calm despite City's win launching them to second in the league...

Coventry City striker Marcus Tudgay has revealed that no City player is getting carried away despite a hard earned three points at Burton Albion which propelled the club to second in the SkyBet League One table.

The 32-year old netted the Sky Blues' equaliser in the first-half, finishing from eight-yards after some good interplay from Ruben Lameiras and Jacob Murphy.

It was his second goal in his second start this season, and while the striker admitted that his chances will be limited in the first-team, he has to be ready to come in and be an experienced head for the largely young side.

"I spoke to the Gaffer, he's a good man along with Jamie Clapham and the biggest thing for me is to try and keep fit for these games when we have injuries or players away on internationals," Tudgay explained.

"You never know what will happen so I have to stay fit when I'm called upon. The last five minutes I was blowing! But I'm strong enough to grind it out and that's the main thing for me, to keep myself ready for when an opportunity arises, I can be an experienced head for the team.

"I might be in for one or two games then be out for five, but that's the way it is and I have to be ready.

"Today was a really tough game, they're not up near the top for no reason so we can be pleased with the three points.

"It's nice for the fans to wake up on Monday morning to read we’re second in the league but as quick as you get up to second you can go down to 22nd. You’ve  got to stay grounded, not get arrogant, but understand why we got there and the hardest thing is to carry that on and keep the points ticking over."

The striker also believes that the hordes of travelling Sky Blues fans had a massive impact on the game.

Around 1800 fans made the trip to the Pirelli Stadium to help a depleted Sky Blues side pick up their fourth win of the League One season.

Tudgay added: "We all work hard amongst ourselves and we have a young team that want to learn and want to win.

"But the fans were important today, I’m not just saying that.

"There were a lot of changes, I've come in, people are away on international duty and it unsettles the team, but they got behind us.

"It made a real difference late on and the performance was brilliant for them, they sang their hearts out with a massive following and long may it continue."

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