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INTERVIEW: Conor Chaplin On Settling In With Sky Blues

The striker joined City on loan last week...

7 September 2018

Sky Blues new-boy Conor Chaplin endured his first minutes against Rochdale on Saturday afternoon and is continuing to settle in at the club.

The 21-year-old was delighted that the deal was completed at the back-end of August and spoke to the Sky Blues earlier today.

He said: “The lads have been really welcoming and the staff as well.

“Training has been at a high tempo and I’ve got straight into it.”

Chaplin, who joined from Portsmouth, hasn’t played many minutes this season and admits although he has remained fit, that it’s important to get minutes.

“I played in a game on Monday which was good.

“I really wanted to play as I haven’t had too many minutes for the last four or five weeks since pre-season.

“It was important I got those minutes for my legs.

“The more you play games and train with the lads, the more you get the feel of how things are run here.”

The new striker knew the likes of Michael Doyle, Dom Hyam, Tom Davies and Liam O’Brien before joining City and believes this has helped make the move easier.

“When you come to a new team it can be difficult but when you have four or five people that you know it does help.

“When you have big characters like Michael Doyle here as well, it makes the transition smoother. 

“I get on really well with Doyler, we had a good relationship when we were at Portsmouth together and he’s been brilliant with me.”

In the interview Chaplin was told that Davies, another ex-Portsmouth colleague believed that the summer signing is the best finisher that he’s ever played with.

Chaplin responded: “That’s nice of him to say.

“I do my best in front of goal and in all aspects of the game for the team."

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