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INTERVIEW: Conor Chaplin Talks Wycombe

Chaplin scores his first goal at the Ricoh to claim all three points...

13 October 2018

Conor Chaplin lead the Sky Blues to their second successive win in the league as his header proved to be the winner against Wycombe Wanderers.

The goal was the on-loan man's first at the Ricoh in Sky Blue and he is pleased to get off the mark at home: "Yes, really pleased. I think he [Ryan Allsop] made a few good saves today, maybe on another day I could have had two, three or four. 

"I have to say a big thanks to Dujon [Sterling] on the way that he travelled up the pitch, and the cross that he put in for me was obviously something that I couldn't miss from that position - but obviously you have to concentrate and make sure that you make good contact, and then you do and it goes in and everyone is happy."

The Sky Blues dominated their counterparts throughout the afternoon but still found themselves level going into the final 10 minutes of the match. However, Chaplin spoke on how optimistic they remained: "When you have chances and you can see that the goalkeeper is having a good game, maybe you can start to think about how you are going to get a goal.

"But Doyley [Michael Doyle] said to me: "All we need is one chance and that is you." And that is all it took, one chance, and thankfully it went in."

City were in a similar position last weekend against Charlton Athletic - creating chances going into the final 10 minutes of the game, and the number 10 thinks that the recurrence of this is something to be positive about: "It is [a nice habit to get into]. Scoring late goals within the last 10 or 15 minutes of a game is testament to the lads for first and foremost being fit enough, and secondly having the belief to keep going."

With this victory, City now have back-to-back wins in Sky Bet League One for the second time this season, and will be looking to build on their current form: "The lads were saying in the dressing room that it is not easy to do in this league, but at the same time it is something that you need to do to achieve success.

"Thankfully that is something that we were able to achieve today, and we will be looking to build on it."


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