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INTERVIEW: Conor Chaplin Talks Bradford Win

The striker delighted with Valley Parade win...

24 October 2018

Conor Chaplin was thrilled with the Sky Blues' fourth successive win in the Sky Bet League One yesterday evening.

City's start to the game couldn't have been any better with Jonson Clarke-Harris heading home in the second minute and Chaplin doubling the scoreline to give the Sky Blues a two goal-lead going into the second-half.

The second-half saw four goals were shared between the two sides with Jordy Hiwula netting City's third and Tom Bayliss adding with his first goal of the season and City's fourth.

"It's a brilliant win." Chaplin said.

"We were saying in the changing room before the game that we need to use this momentum and use it to our advantage.

"Any place in the league is tough, but especially a place like Bradford with a great stadium, great fans and I know that they're not on the best run at the moment but they've got a great squad so don't let that kid you that they have a bad team because of where they are in the table.

"The performance wasn't great but at the end of the day if you're winning when you're not playing well it's a sign of a good team."

The City striker then went on to talk about Clarke-Harris' opener and his own free-kick.

He said: "Jono's done really well to get the second ball off of Tom's great header.

"For mine it went where I was aiming, but it doesn't always come off like that.

"That's why you practise on the training ground and do all those extra hours to make sure that sometimes it comes off because not every time it will.

"We knew that if we started well today that the fans would get on their backs just because of the position their in, so we knew that the first 15 minutes were vital."

The Sky Blues have scored their fair share of set piece goals in the past few weeks and Chaplin commented on how important they can be.

"Set pieces are massive in this game and with the first two goals, a corner and a free-kick, it shows how valuable they are.

"I don't know how or why as we're not the biggest of teams, but we seem to be a good set piece team at the moment.

"It's brilliant because it's not always easy when you haven't got the biggest or most experienced of lads."

City are high on confidence and will look to take their winning momentum into Saturday's fixture with Doncaster Rovers.

"We are full of confidence and that's because of the way we've been playing and the results we've had.

"Winning breeds confidence, and it wasn't the greatest of performances but that confidence gets you through because you know you've been playing well so if you keep going and do the right things it'll come."


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