City's man between the sticks gives his post-match reaction to the victory over Bradford City...
22-year old goalkeeper, Reice Charles-Cook believes the Sky Blues have overcome a frustrating period after back-to-back wins against promotion hopefuls Millwall and Bradford City.
Bradford, whose hopes of League One promotion took a significant dent against the Sky Blues, went close through Josh Cullen and Jamie Proctor in the second-half but Charles-Cook was equal to both efforts.
The clean sheet was Charles-Cook’s 13th of the campaign, in an impressive debut season for the fledgling City stopper.
He said: “Basically it was a Millwall in a different strip, the gaffer told us to expect that. Bradford played their game, but defensively we all did our jobs and a great goal by Andy Rose.
“We enjoyed it [the change of formation], we kept the ball for long spells and as a whole it was good.
“We look a bit like the team of old again, we sit in the changing rooms wondering what happened in the past few months that has meant we slipped off. The confidence has returned though and we look like the team at the start of the season.”
Bradford were reduced to 10 men on the 82nd minute as an off-the-ball altercation between Jack Stephens and Steven Davies meant the Bradford substitute saw red.
The red card was the second in as many games at the Ricoh Arena as Millwall centre-half Shaun Williams was dismissed against City at the weekend.
Charles-Cook commented on the incident: “I saw it clearly, the guy [S. Davies for Bradford] has kicked out at Jack [Stephens] and it is a clear sending off.
“We got great headers of the ball, defensively we were solid tonight. It feels good to be playing well personally, I was especially pleased with the save from the free-kick. It’s kept us in front and bonus to have kept a clean sheet.”