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INTERVIEW: Jack Grimmer previews Saturday's match against Carlisle

28 December 2017

Full back Jack Grimmer faced the press ahead of Coventry City’s away match against Carlisle this Saturday.

Grimmer reflected on the Boxing Day defeat at Port Vale and said that Saturday’s game presents an opportunity for the Sky Blues to get back to winning ways quickly as they push for promotion from League Two.

“A team with this ability and a club of this size should be pushing for automatic promotion. It’s crucial we pick up points every game, even if it’s one point, just to keep adding to your total.

“I think we’ve all said that it’s time for us to step up and pick up points and get that consistency.”

“It’s so tight at the moment. We know that if we go to Carlisle and get that win, it will get us right back in the hunt.”

“Everyone was gutted with the result against Port Vale” said Grimmer.

“We were sloppy sometimes in possession, didn’t get that final pass that we needed, myself included. I had a great chance to create a goal and fluffed my lines, it’s chances like that in tight away fixtures like that that you need to take. We need to make the decisive moments go for us instead of against us.”

“You can’t afford to make mistakes and unfortunately I did. You can’t dwell on it, the games come thick and fast, and we’re ready to go at Carlisle.”

Grimmer played in a more advanced midfield role against Port Vale, and said he is happy to ‘step-up’ and do a job when required for the team.

“I enjoyed the role. It’s almost the good parts of right back without having to do the defending! It’s good as long as you’re playing – whatever job the Manager asks me to do, I will step up.”

With the Sky Blues looking to bring in at least two new recruits, including winger Josh Barrett from Reading, Grimmer is hopeful the new players can help towards the promotion push at the tail end of the season.

“Reinforcements are good because it stops the complacency. Half of the games we’ve lost this season have been to the bottom five teams, so I think complacency has been our biggest enemy this season. I think new faces and new people around the place might help stop that.”

Saturday’s trip to Carlisle is one of the more local games for Aberdeen born Grimmer, and he is looking forward to welcoming some family to cheer him on.

“I have a few family coming down for the game. It’s close to Scotland, so for once they can actually drive to game instead of flying down and staying with me!”

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