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INTERVIEW: Rod McDonald Previews The Upcoming Fixture With Crawley

The Sky Blues entertain Harry Kewell's Crawley this weekend...

24 November 2017

This weekend, the Sky Blues are back in Sky Bet League Two action at the Ricoh Arena against Crawley Town.

City come into the game on the back of a win and a draw on the road against Lincoln City and Stevenage, which currently leaves them in sixth position.

Mark Robins side still have the joint best defensive record in the Football League this season, despite a clean sheet evading them in November so far.

However, defender Rod McDonald is hoping they can get back on track this weekend, on the back of two positive results.

He said: “Obviously, if someone said to you, you’ve got Lincoln and Stevenage away and you’ll get four points from it, you’d probably snap it right out of their hand and take it. Obviously, we should have won that game (Stevenage), but that’s football.

“We’ve conceded goals in the last few games, but hopefully we can set that right on Saturday and get back on track.

“We analyse every goal. Defensively, that’s our job (keeping goals out), so we try to keep as many clean sheets as possible.

“It starts with the front men. I think the whole team works hard to keep a clean sheet and it’s down to the whole team not just the back four and Burge.”

Elsewhere, news broke yesterday that winger Jodi Jones had ruptured his ACL and was set for a spell on the sidelines.

McDonald took time during the pre-match press conference to wish Jodi all the best with his recovery.

“It’s very sad what’s happened to him because the season he was having, it was tremendous. And I just wish him all the best and obviously I just hope he focuses on getting back fit and that’s all he should be doing at the moment.

“It’s part and parcel of the game and it hurts a lot of players but obviously Jodi is strong enough mentally to come back from it.

“He is a big part of the team; you can’t knock that. He’s a good lad to have in the changing room. When he came in, he’s only young and when you see a young lad down like that, it’s hard to take.”


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