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INTERVIEW: Michael Doyle looks ahead to tomorrow's clash against Morecambe

Sky Blues entertain Morecambe at the Ricoh Arena...

4 May 2018

The Sky Blues head into tomorrow’s final League Two game of the season with their destiny in their own hands against Morecambe at the Ricoh Arena.

City currently lie in sixth position in the league and could potentially finish anywhere from 4th – 8th on the final day of the season.

A point will be enough to secure a place in the play-offs, however tomorrow’s visitors are also in need of a share of the points to confirm their place in the Football League next season.

Captain, Michael Doyle, is well aware of the importance heading into the game and is looking ahead to ensure that it’s not Coventry who fall out of the top seven.

He said: “It’s such a big game tomorrow, both teams have got something to play for and it’s going to be a totally different game with a slight edge and nervousness for both teams, but hopefully we can come out on top and get what we need to get into the play-offs.

“What I keep thinking is either us, Mansfield or Lincoln is going to slip-up and we need to make sure we’re not that team.

“I wouldn’t say I get nervous, but you’re aware of what’s going on. I think the big problem for us as a team is the inconsistency, that’s the worry.

“The game is going to be totally different, I’ve played against Morecambe over the years and they will be fighting for their lives and we couldn’t have a more difficult game to be honest, but the players are focused and ready to go.

“Morecambe could be facing going into part-time football next season and they’re all professionals and they all have families to provide for, so when you put yourself in their shoes they’re obviously desperate because pay cuts and all those things come with it when you get relegated from the Football League, it’s massive.”

Michael also took time to praise the support the team have received this season from the Sky Blues supporters, home and away.

The captain is hoping that him and his team mates can repay that support and help to build the club back up and get to Wembley for the play-off final.

“We set out at the start of the season to get promotion and we have put ourselves in a good position, but as I said we’re playing a team who are going to be desperate fighting for their lives, so it’s not going to be easy.

“We’ve had unbelievable support all season and I came back here in the summer to get promotion and hopefully this is the start of it, and the clubs on the up and days like tomorrow will bring people back to watch and that’s we want to build this club back up.

“We’ve seen all year, we may be in the lowest division of the Football League, but the support has been incredible all season home and away and the club deserve to be on a high again.

“So, we need to forget about all the negativity that has gone on and people need to just pull together, because we’re all here for one reason, because we love Coventry City, so do what you’ve done all season and get behind the team and let’s get this club to Wembley.


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