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“This club deserves to be in the higher divisions. Hopefully this can be a platform for them to build on." - Ex-Sky Blue Dion Dublin

16 November 2016

We caught up with former striker, Dion Dublin, to talk his time at the club and future plans...

Former Coventry City striker and Club Legend, Dion Dublin, was recently a special guest at the Ricoh for the Sky Blues’ 2-0 victory against Chesterfield. 

The 47-year-old scored 61 goals in 145 appearances during a four-year spell at the club, equalling a City record for the most goals in a single season. 

Dublin admitted it was a great feeling to be back at the club, and even better to witness a positive result for the Sky Blues. He said: “I got invited to come back to the club as a special guest, and it was a first me. I even got to watch the game from the Chairman’s room.

“It’s great to be back at the club, and the boys got a win, which of course was all down to me! It’s very different to when I was here, obviously, but there are still a few familiar faces.

“From what I seen, the team is working incredibly hard and hopefully this can be a platform for them to build on. This club deserves to be in the higher divisions and competing at the very top.”

Dublin is back at the Ricoh Arena in December, as he hosts a Christmas Party in which special guests for the evening include the likes of ex-City teammates Darren Huckerby and Gary McAllister. 

The evening is to help raise funds for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, a charity that is particularly close to the heart of Dublin. 

“I’ve been an ambassador for the Princes Trust for 24 years now, and I’ve been working for the Bobby Moore Fund and Cancer Research UK for the last five years – it’s really something that I am keen to continue. 

“I did actually put on Twitter a poll where to host the next event, and the Coventry fans won in a landslide, so that’s why I am back here and hoping the Coventry faithful can come along and raise money for a great cause."

He added: “To support the Bobby Moore Fund, we have got four former legends including Richard Shaw and Gordon Strachan telling stories and tales of their time at the club. 

“The evening is all about having a chat with a few former Coventry players and staff, you’ll be able to ask a few questions to us all and in doing so raise money for a great cause.”

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