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INTERVIEW: Defender Jack Grimmer previews tomorrow's clash with Barnet

City face bottom side Barnet at the Ricoh...

9 March 2018

Defender Jack Grimmer says the Sky Blues are relishing the chance to get back on the field as they prepare to face Barnet at the Ricoh Arena after last weekend's clash with Lincoln City was postponed due to the snow.

Mark Robins' side only found on out about the postponement four hours before kick-off but have been working hard to make the most out of the tricky conditions this week.

"Half the country had their games got called off I think," he said.

"It was unfortunate because we never for one-minute thought it was going to be called off. Then, for it to be postponed a couple of hours before kick-off, in the morning, it was a shame because it was a game that we were relishing.

"I think you can’t take anything for granted in this league which I learned quite quickly with the results against the bottom six teams probably have been our worst.

"It would be better if we played against the top six each week because then we don’t take it for granted and we don’t get complacent. We’ve got a run of home games where hopefully we can put a good run of games together."

Defensively, the Sky Blues still remain the strongest in the league having only conceded 28 goals, something that Grimmer says he doesn't mind sacrificing for more goals at the other end for the final run-in.

"Going into this part of the season, you would rather win games 3-2 than get a 0-0.

"The defensive record was good, and it has slipped as of late. The Wycombe clean sheet was good – I don’t think we’ve had a clean sheet for a little bit so that was nice. It’s all about winning games now at this stage in the season. As long as we’re scoring and winning then I’ll be happy."

Barnet come to Ricoh Arena sat bottom of SkyBet League Two, but Grimmer is aware that the Bees still bring serious threats.

"They’re a good team with great players. They especially have a really good attacking threat throughout their team so it’s definitely not a team we’re taking lightly.

"Yes, I think so. Especially when they come to town being bottom of the league, there’s an expectancy on us to really take the game to them which is the plan, but if that doesn’t happen in the first half then you need to be calm and composed and hopefully, it will come."

He added: "I try every day in training and in games to have that mentality to be happy and when you’re happy and enjoying your football then you play your best.

"The feeling around the place has been good recently and hopefully we can take that into Saturday."


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