The Sky Blues made the perfect start to life in 2018, as they got off the mark with a 1-0 win at home to Chesterfield in Sky Bet League Two action.
The three points saw Mark Robins side rise into the automatic places in the league, as the club look to bounce back into League One at first attempt.
Back to back wins and clean sheets against Carlisle and yesterday against Chesterfield have helped to solidify that push.
Talking after the game, Captain Michael Doyle was delighted with the win, especially after just a days break between travelling to Carlisle and then playing Chesterfield.
He said: “If you look at it from our point of view, having travelled to and from Carlisle just 48 hours before and with bodies dropping left right and centre with injuries, I think it was a great result. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t pretty, but its three points and were delighted with.
“It’s a great win, considering the conditions aren’t getting better, the pitch is getting bobbly, so it was difficult for both sides and just to come out on top was brilliant.
“We can’t make a game easy for ourselves at the moment, we were well on top in the game, but we just couldn’t finish it off or make it comfortable, but that’s us at the moment.
“But, we’re not looking back at regrets, we’ve kept two clean sheets and won the last two games and things are looking positive heading into the stoke game.”
The victory was secured by another goal for Marc McNulty, as he made it seven goals in eight games for himself, including back to back winners in games.
Doyle has played with McNulty twice already before at Sheffield United and Portsmouth, so knows the striker well and admitted he always knew Marc would start firing.
“It’s brilliant for Marc, I know the quality he has and he’s such a good player and he is only going to get better.
“I think the important thing for him now is to keep training hard and he’s definitelya really good player and the beauty for us is that he’s got a manager who believes in him and is going to give him the game time and has stuck with him and we’re reaping the benefits of it now so hopefully he can keep getting stronger.
“Me and Marc have played together before at Sheffield United and Portsmouth and we know each other’s games and we have that understanding.”