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"I hope my injury isn't serious, but delighted to score my first goal." - Coventry City's Chris Stokes

12 January 2016

The City defender came out of the dressing room wearing a foot brace following a first-half challenge in the 1-1 draw...

Coventry City defender Chris Stokes hopes his a first-half knock hasn't resulted in injury following the 1-1 draw against Walsall.

The Saddlers claimed a point at the Ricoh Arena after Stokes' first-half header was cancelled out by Walsall striker Tom Bradshaw.

After the match, Stokes came out of the dressing room wearing a brace around his foot and ankle, but Stokes isn't too worried.

The defender said: "I hope it isn't serious. I got a knock in the first-half and I've come in feeling it a bit at the end there.

"They've put a boot on it for now and it's just precautionary. I'll find out tomorrow if I've got a problem as it will swell up or not.

"I'm sure it's nothing serious as I was able to play on for the full 90 minutes, it was just at the end when I started to feel it a bit and when the match ended."

It was his first goal of the season and the former Forest Green man hopes to contribute many more this campaign.

He added: "It was a frustrating one as I thought we defended really well throughout the night, restricting them to only a few chances.

"They've scored with their first shot on target but that's the way it goes sometimes. We had some good chances at the other end so it's a difficult one to take.

"I'm delighted to score my first goal of the season as it's important everyone is contributing to the team and making a difference.

"I'm going up for set-pieces now so as one of the taller, bigger players in the side, I've got to use those opportunities well and I'm happy I did tonight."

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