Midfielder Jordan Shipley was delighted to score his first goal for Coventry City.
The Academy graduate was a late substitute in the 3-0 win over Luton Town and had an instant impact, scoring a rocket of a free-kick to put the Sky Blues 2-0 up and provide much needed breathing space in eight minutes of additional time.
“It was nice to score my first goal. I couldn’t have dreamt it any better if I tried. It’s nice to grab a goal” said Shipley.
“The keeper left a lot of room on that side. I didn’t really think about it much, just stepped up and hit it.
“I’m not going to lie, I don’t really take free-kicks. I’ll hit it, but I don’t really practice it in training. It was good – when it just leaves the boot, and you know it’s going somewhere.”
Some footballers plan meticulously their celebrations, whether on their own or with teammates – but no so for Shipley, who elected for a knee slide in front of the away end.
“I didn’t know what to do for the celebration, it was a great feeling – nothing better.
“The supporters have been great both away and at home, so it’s nice to give something back to them.”
The 20-year-old has made eight appearances so far for City this season, having made his debut off the bench against Walsall at the tail end of the previous campaign.
“I’m enjoying this season. I came back in pre-season a lot fitter than I have been before. It’s nice to get a chance and for the Gaffer to believe in me.
“Everyone wants to get in and around the first-team. It’s difficult when we’re on such good form. When you get given your chance you have to take it, and I feel I did that.”