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“There might be a bit of pressure, but we’ve set the standard when we play at the Ricoh.” - Coventry City’s Gael Bigirimana

25 November 2016

City intent on extending impressive home form, while they prepare for this year's final afternoon kick-off at the Ricoh...

Midfielder Gael Bigirimana is keen to maintain City’s strong home form tomorrow, having only lost on the Ricoh’s turf once this season.

The Sky Blues line up against season newcomers MK Dons in Saturday’s 3pm kick-off and the 23-year old has tasked his side with replicating the intensity of performance witnessed in the second half of the Bolton tie.  

He said: “Second half against Bolton was one of our best performances, but it wasn’t good enough because we were only able to sustain that for 30 minutes. If we could perform like that for 60 or 70 we will have a good chance of winning games.

“I can’t remember seeing one fan not clapping after the game and that was really encouraging for the young team we have.

“We’ve started scoring goals, we are believing in ourselves and we do create chances. But in this league when you get that first opportunity, you have to take it. Sometimes we struggle to do that.

Coventry City have one of the league’s strongest home forms, having only been outdone by table-topping Scunthorpe United at the Ricoh.

After resigning in the summer, the ex-Newcastle man is in his third spell at the club and enjoying his most consistent run in the side, making 19 appearances. 

Bigirimana added: “Our season didn’t start well, but there are still a lot of games in the league and it’s so tight. We cannot panic, that is something we must master. It’s a mindset.

“One thing I would say is patience, I know that isn’t easy for the fans. But if you let go of it things could get worse, there is always hope when you’re patient. Believing until the end. 

“It’s going to be a big game tomorrow, good that we’re at home. There might be a bit of pressure, but we’ve set the standard when we play at the Ricoh. 

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