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"Nobody wants to be the team that wins at Wembley and gets relegated." - Coventry City's Jordan Willis

20 March 2017

Defender Jordan Willis on the Sky Blues upcoming fixture against Port Vale at the Ricoh Arena...

Skipper Jordan Willis has reiterated Mark Robins’ claim that the squad need to improve physically and become more streetwise if they’re to better compete in their remaining league fixtures. 

The Sky Blues welcome Port Vale to the Ricoh tomorrow night, with just one clean sheet in their last 20 games in all competitions.

Willis said: “It’s not a nice situation to be in, but it’s where we are at the minute. All we can do is take each game as it comes and try and get three points from it.

“The age of the team is young, you do gain experience from games and understand little tricks of the trade that others teams do better than us. Even if it is just little bumps from set-pieces.

“There is always a responsibility being one of the older players out of a young bunch, but you have to thrive on that and try get the lads through it. That includes everyone, not just the younger ones in the squad.”

Willis continued: “The manager has a good impact, everyone is trying to impress in training to get selected. The intensity in training has risen, the gaffer hasn’t been in long so he has to go off what he sees on a daily basis.

“Where we are in the league is more important than Wembley. Nobody want’s to be the team that wins at Wembley and gets relegated.”

“We can only focus on the next game, Port Vale is our next fixture to try and get some points. The fans have been brilliant with us all season and hopefully that can continue tomorrow night.”