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INTERVIEW: Liam Kelly Looks Ahead To Final Away Game of 2018

The midfielder previews the upcoming trip to Shrewsbury...

21 December 2018

The Sky Blues travel to New Meadow to face Shrewsbury Town this weekend, in their final fixture on the road in 2018.

City currently sit in 13th in League One, three places and four points ahead of this weekend’s opponents.

The trip to Shrewsbury will be the first of four fixtures in the space of ten days and midfielder Liam Kelly is looking forward to getting the festive period underway.

He said: “I enjoy it, there’s so many games coming up and it’s such a good opportunity to put points on the board and play yourself back up the league again.

“Games come thick and fast and this is where when we need the whole squad, there’ll be injuries just as there are injuries for other teams in the league.

“We have got a big and strong squad and we believe we can cope with the congested fixtures throughout this period.

“As a player, I don’t get to partake in too many festivities but it is what it is, we will enjoy our football.

“We’ll have Christmas dinner but we can’t drink any alcohol, our minds are firmly focused on football games ahead of us, we know just how important it is for the players and the fans.”

Kelly and his team mates head into the weekend’s fixture looking to get back to winning ways in League One.

Despite a recent run of results, Kelly believes that City are still confident and they will be positive heading into the game.

“If you look at the performances when we had a good run and now there’s not a lot of difference obviously it’s a case of putting the ball in one goal and keeping it out of the other.

“Football is a game of fine margins, throughout the course of this season I don’t think there’s been any team in the league that is going to fly through the season.

“There will be times when the results quite go your way, it’s about doing the right things that you do on the training ground.

“Obviously when you don’t win game or when you concede goals in the last minute, you’d be disappointed, I don’t think confidence is low.

“We have a group of young players, they don’t let the results affect them, we have talented young players in the squad along with some senior faces as well, they know how to deal with situations like these.

“We are looking forward to the game on Saturday, we are positive that we can go out and perform as we can do and achieve the results that we need to achieve.”

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