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INTERVIEW: "It was a no-brainer to come here... Coventry City is a massive club."

Defender sits down for first interview after joining the Sky Blues...

19 May 2017

Rod McDonald sealed his move to Coventry City today, and the defender has said it was an easy decision to join the club.

The 24 year old has joined on a transfer from Northampton Town, penning a two year deal with the Sky Blues.
 
“It was a no brainer to come here. I’ve sat down with the Gaffer and had a big talk with him about the club, and his ambition and where he wants to take the club.
 
“Coventry City is a massive club, and I want to be a part of it.”
 
The 6 foot 3 centre half has experience of winning League Two when with the Cobblers, and says that a physical challenge awaits his new side when the season kicks off in August.
 
“League Two is a tough league. It’s very physical and there are tough places to go, but you have to go to those places and get three points if you want to be promoted.”
 
Mark Robins has described McDonald as an aggressive defender, and Rod is in agreement:
 
“I’m aggressive in everything I do but in the right way. I’m quick and I’m happy with the ball at my feet as well.”
 
It’s a style of defending which he has developed during time in non-league in the early part of his career and, looking back, McDonald sees that experience as vital.
 
“If you go back four or five years ago and someone said I’d be signing for Coventry City I wouldn’t believe them. 
 
“Non-league has helped me massively. Being young kid and 17 or 18, playing there has made me the defender that I am today.”
 
When asked about his hopes for the season ahead, McDonald was straight to the point:
 
“The aim is promotion – that is one of the big reasons I came to Coventry.” 

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