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INTERVIEW: Michael Doyle Gives His Post-Match Reaction

The Skipper spoke to the press after the final whistle...

19 May 2018

Sky Blues Skipper, Michael Doyle was full of compliments for his team mates, as they booked their place in the Play-Off Final at Wembley.

City went to Meadow Lane last night and picked up a 4-1 win thanks to a brace from Max Biamou and goals from Marc McNulty and Tom Bayliss. 

Doyle couldn’t praise his team mates enough after the final whistle, especially the duo up top.

He said: “At half-time we went in disappointed to concede, but we knew we had them.

“The movement from Sparky and Max was unbelievable and the thing for me, before the game McNulty was a doubt to play and I don’t think really he should have.

“His hamstring was causing him bother and he hadn’t trained and I was worried, but his movement was unbelievable, he is a level above and it’s frightening.

“But, that’s the character from the lad he want’s to play and he loves it so much and in my eyes he was only 50% fit.

“Max was unbelievable, the goal he scored, I mean he doesn’t score tap ins and it’s great for him, but we have one more game to go now and if we play like we did, with the likes of Tom Bayliss and Liam Kelly, they were fantastic.

“The back four, I can’t speak highly enough of them.

“Willis came in and led them all and Burge for the whole game was coming out winning everything and what a relief it is when you see the Goalkeeper coming for everything and you can keep going on naming everyone, Shipley, Ponticelli, Jonno, the lads were brilliant, there was so much pressure.

“We’re not going to Wembley for the day out, we are going to win.”

Again, there was more plaudits for the Sky Blue Army, who yet again were in fine voice throughout the game and helped to get City over the line.

Doyle took a moment to thank the supporters for everything during the season and now he wants to reward them.

“Just right from the off I knew we were at it and it was just great to play a play-off game with that sort of freedom and not worrying about losing, it was about going and taking it and the lads were magnificent and the support was brilliant.

“I’m not milking it with the fans but I’m just saying to them to keep it going and keep singing and keep backing us because we need it.

“Whether it was start of the season or the end of the season we have had a full allocation away from home and then all those people that have come to the Ricoh week in week out I can’t thank them enough.

“We just want to reward them now and it’s important now we get people back to the club, we want to make them proud again and get them back through the turnstiles.”


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