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“My job is to stop goals, but if I can help at the other end I’d be pleased to contribute.” - Coventry City’s Jordan Willis

2 November 2016

The Sky Blues extended their unbeaten Ricoh Arena run to 14 games with a 2-0 victory over Chesterfield...

Captain Jordan Willis, after reaching the 100th app milestone at the weekend, registered his first league goal in a Sky Blues shirt as he notched the game's opener.

To add to the 22-year old’s delight, City also managed their sixth clean sheet of the season - with Willis playing a part of all 20 competitive fixtures. 

He said: “It was satisfying in the end, despite a poor first-half. I think second-half we came out with much better intent and very happy to grab a goal myself.

“It was my first league goal and both of my goals this year I’ve scored with my left, not sure what is going on there. 

“It was also our first goal from a corner in the league and that was a stat we’ve been looking at a lot. It is something we are looking to improve on. You see the teams up there at the top of the league who score a lot from set-pieces.”

City also scored their first goal from a dead-ball situation, with Gael Bigirimana’s corner flicked on at the front post by Andy Rose and eventually turned home by Willis.

The goal takes Willis’ tally to two for the season, as he also edges closer to another landmark - 100 league appearances - with the defender currently on 86.

He added: “Everyone knew it wasn’t good enough, we needed to work harder and the system wasn’t working. We put an extra man in midfield in the second-half and that helped us.

“I gave the ball away initially, that led to their best chance so I had to get the block in. Being unbeaten at home is a massive lift for the team. 

“There is a lot more confidence in the team, we needed a run of games to get us going and we’ll keep building on that. The back four are gelling, we’ve got a good understanding of how each other plays and that helps.” 

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