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INTERVIEW: Liam O'Brien AFC Wimbledon Reaction

The 'keeper made a string of good saves...

12 August 2018

Sky Blues ‘keeper, Liam O’Brien thought it was a great defensive performance from his team mates, as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Kingsmeadow.

The ‘keeper made a string of good stops and the back four had to be on alert with plenty of balls going into the box during the ninety minutes.

Talking after the final whistle, Liam told how he thought the Sky Blues matched The Dons and, on another day, they could’ve been celebrating come full-time.

He said: “It’s great to start the game and the boys dug in really well and we got the clean sheet, so we cant ask for more defensively.

“You can see that they had chances and they were strong, but I thought we matched them and another day we could’ve took three points, but it’s good to come home with the first point on the board.

“They get it wide and put balls into the box and together as a back four we dealt with it very well.

“The two defenders were strong and dug in when we needed to dig in and they were really good and so were the fullbacks in the game.”

Last season, Liam battled it out for the number one spot alongside Lee Burge, as City won promotion back into League One.

Following a successful pre-season and an injury to Burge, O’Brien has started the first two games of the new season.

O’Brien admitted it was a tough start to life at Coventry as he took time to settle in, having moved his family, but is now looking forward to another fight for the number one spot.

He said: “There was a battle last season and Burgey did really well.

“Last year was hard for me trying to get into the team but at the end of the day, I think a lot of people say don’t judge a player on his first season if he’s moved his family, judge him on his second season.

“I feel at home now, it took time to settle in but now I’m here and I’m ready to fight like I did last year, but I think my mindset is different this year.

“I settled in it took a good nine months, moving the kids out of school and moving all of my family, it was a lot for them, nut they’ve all settled it in and I love it here and I just want game time.”


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