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INTERVIEW: Michael Doyle Looks Ahead To Play-Off Final

Doyle will be looking for back to back promotions from League Two...

25 May 2018

Sky Blues Skipper Michael Doyle has insisted that him and his team mates will need to play the game, not the occasion come Monday.

City come up against Exeter City at Wembley in the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final, with the winner claiming the last spot in League One for next season. 

Doyle said: “You have to play the game and not the occasion. At times it’s difficult, Everybody is really excited; especially players who haven’t played here before.

“It is one of them places where you walk out onto the pitch and say “wow”. It’s so big and with the crowd taking over as well, it’s special.

“From my experience, it’s amazing but if you get caught up in all of that, the game passes you by and you end up getting off that pitch pretty quick because you don’t perform.

“It’s important to take it all in as quick as you can as a player, focus on your performance and hopefully after the game you can have twenty minutes to half an hour with the fans celebrating. They will be the times that you remember.”

The Sky Blue Army are coming in numbers to London, with around 37,000 supporters set to pack out the West Stand at the National Stadium on Monday.

Doyle expected nothing different from the City supporters, who, as he says, have been fantastic all season.

“They have been fantastic. Our fans have taken over every ground that they’ve gone to, it’s something that we’ve had all season and on Monday it’s going to be a massive crowd from Coventry; we just hope we can reward them on the day.

“It’s about looking forward. There’s no point in looking back. We’ve got to keep building on the momentum that we’ve got and concentrating on ourselves.

“I’m just looking forward to the game. I’m not interested in what’s happened before, I’m focused on the game and getting the team promoted.”


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