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INTERVIEW: Michael Doyle Previews Tomorrow Night's Clash With Wycombe

21 December 2017

This Friday night, the Sky Blues play their final home game of 2017, when they entertain Wycombe Wanderers at the Ricoh Arena.

A win for City will see them rise above Wycombe in the league and also go within one point of the automatic places.

Sky Blues captain, Michael Doyle is hoping that he and his team mates will be able to build on their win against Cheltenham and record back to back wins.

He said: “It was a massive game for us last week, especially on the back of the Morecambe performance. For us, going into the game, it was important that we responded to that performance.

“I think last week we came out and we started great. With some great chances, we could have gone four nil up… It must have been an entertaining game to watch, but from our point of view, we probably got a little bit nervy after we didn’t take our chances.

“It was a massive three points for us because we are aware we haven’t been winning in the league for a while at home and it was important that we went out and got the correct result. It was a great day for us.

“We need to get the next win now at home. That will be massive for us. Obviously it’s going to be a very tough game against Wycombe. We’ve got to back ourselves against anybody.”

Against Cheltenham, Doyle had a new partner in midfield, in the form of young midfielder, Tom Bayliss who made his first start for the Sky Blues.

The captain was impressed by Bayliss and believes that he has all the ability if he continues to work the way that he is.

He added: “I thought he was brilliant. He started the game off great. He got his goal early on and as a young player making your debut, you want to get a feel of the ball.

“Straight away he was into a tackle and made a couple of nice passes. He settled in really well, but I think training with him, you wouldn’t expect anything else.

“He was a really calm, assured player. He’s different to a modern day midfielder. He can go box-to-box, he can score a goal.

“He’s a really good player and I thought he was outstanding last week. For a debut, it was brilliant. It’s just important now that if he plays on Friday – and I’m sure he will – he has to back it up now.”


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