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"Winning has been a rare feeling, but hopefully we can back it up come this Saturday." - Coventry City's Callum Reilly

24 March 2017

The Burton Albion loanee on victory against Port Vale and tomorrow's game at the Ricoh...

Midfielder Callum Reilly formed a solid partnership with Gael Bigirimana in the middle of the park on Tuesday evening, and the 23-year old was relieved to finally take three points from a league game.

City will welcome Bristol Rovers to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon, in hope of claiming their first back-to-back wins since October. 

“It was a better performance than in previous games and it was nice to come away with a win. It has been a rare feeling in recent times, but hopefully we can back it up come this Saturday,” Reilly said.

“I think the formation suited us, it allowed one of the strikers to drop deep and the other to stretch the line, which gave us a few different options. The midfield seemed balanced and it all worked out on the day against the opposition.

“The role of me and Bigi was to drop deep when we weren't in possession and then push forward with the ball, giving us a little more freedom. It doesn’t really matter for me personally though, the three points was a must and most important.”

The 23-year old, who has featured on 17 occasions since joining City in January, also praised the impact of the club's fanbase, with over 40,000 fans set to descend on London's national stadium next week. 

“It is impressive the amount of supporters Bristol are bringing tomorrow afternoon, but our fans have shown how committed they are. 

“It shows the size and the capability of the club is massive, and the fans have always been brilliant since i’ve joined here, home and away. I’m sure they’ll turn up as they do tomorrow and be just as good as they have all season.

“There are times when you zone out and focus on the game itself, but the crowd can be a huge lift. If you’re taking a corner or a set-piece and there is a little break in the game it certainly can make a difference to everyone on that pitch.”


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