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"It isn’t often that you get to play at Wembley, to be able to play on one of the biggest stages is a great feeling." - Kyel Reid

29 March 2017

The Coventry City squad was out in force yesterday as Wembley fever grips the West Midlands...

Kyel Reid was accompanied by Jordan Turnbull, Dion Kelly-Evans, George Thomas and Reice Charles-Cook yesterday as they visited young fans at St Osburg's school in Coventry.

The 29-year old revealed this will be his fourth Wembley appearance on Sunday, having represented Preston North End most recently in their 2015 play-off final triumph over Swindon Town.  

Looking forward to the weekend's EFL Trophy final, Kyel said: "I have been to Wembley a few times, won twice and lost once. Hopefully I can make a hat-trick of wins. It will be a great day, and great opportunity for everyone involved with the club.

"I have a bit of banter with JT about it, last time I was there we played Swindon in the play-off final and beat them. We’ve just got to enjoy the occasion and soak it up, and do the business on the day.

"It isn’t often that you get to play at Wembley, to be able to play on one of the biggest stages is a great feeling and great atmosphere. All the boys are looking forward to it." 

The winger has played a large part in City's consecutive league wins over Port Vale and Bristol Rovers lately, having netted his second of the season against Vale with a special strike.

Talking about the role of the fans, and the club's recent form, he added: "A great turnout, for the fans to show that support after the season we’ve had is special. Hopefully it can turn the season we’ve had in to something positive.

"For the competition, I think it is a good final. We’re starting to find a bit of form, and a bit of confidence. Massive boost to win two on the bounce. I’m enjoying my football at the minute, and playing with a smile on my face.

"It is nice to play a part in showing appreciation, it is no time off our hands. We were once kids and they look up to us, so it is good to pay a bit back to the local community."


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