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INTERVIEW: Jordan Willis Previews Cheltenham Town Fixture

15 December 2017

This weekend, the Sky Blues are back in action at the Ricoh Arena, as they host Gary Johnson’s Cheltenham Town, in League Two action.

City will be looking to bounce back with a win, following the disappointing defeat away at Morecambe last time out in the league.

The upcoming fixture will also mark a special occasion for Jordan Willis, as he could be set to make his 150th appearance for the club against the Robins.

Speaking about the potential landmark in his recent pre-match press conference, Jordan spoke of his delight to notch up 150 and reiterated the importance of him and his team mates bouncing back from the defeat to Morecambe.

He said: “I think it’s a great achievement for me and I’m happy to have reached 150 appearances here at this club.

“We were disappointed on Saturday. Everyone knows we can perform a lot better than that and we’ve shown we can play throughout the season and for some reason it didn’t got to plan at all.

“Most of us didn’t perform to our best level and I think that when you have most of your players not playing to the level they can play at then you’re not going to win a football match.

“But, we can’t dwell on it, we need to bounce back from that and get a reaction this Saturday.”

Jordan and the Sky Blues have that opportunity to bounce back this Saturday against Cheltenham Town, who come into the game on the back of one win in their last six league games.

Some sides who have visited the Ricoh this season have had a tendency to sit back and raise their games and Jordan isn’t sure what to expect from the Robins.

“When teams are coming up against us they want to raise their game because its Coventry City and they want to show what they can do against us.

“They’re (Cheltenham) a big side, but it’s a game we must win, we need to bounce back from last Saturday and show everyone what were about and kick on during the busy festive period and it’s a chance for us to pick up some points.

“When teams come to us they play different and sometimes you don’t see that from the videos we watch, but the first 45 the opposition tend to sit off and we try to work out a way of breaking them down.

“Then the second half has been a lot more exciting, but who knows what tomorrow’s game will bring they might try and play different or they could do the same, but we will wait and see and we will be ready whatever style they play.”


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