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INTERVIEW: Jordan Shipley Talks Oxford Win

The midfielder set the ball rolling against Oxford...

10 September 2018

Jordan Shipley was in the thick of the action with a goal and an assist as the Sky Blues picked up their first away win of the season.

City’s opening goal in their 2-1 victory came from Shipley’s strike, which with help from a John Mousinho deflection found its way into the back of Oxford United’s net.

With goals hard to come by this season, the Sky Blues winger openly admitted the importance of creating your own luck.

He said: “During the game you need a bit of luck and that’s what we got with my goal.

“Once we got that goal, I thought we could get another one.

“It was a bit scrappy, but some games are like that and you need to try and find a way to win games, especially away from home.

“We managed to hang on in the end and that’s what matters.”

Shipley’s determination earned the Sky Blues a penalty in the 81st minute which doubled their lead and gave the side some breathing space in the remaining minutes of play.

“As a footballer you have to go in for those.

“Even if you’re not 100% sure whether you’ll get there.

“Luckily I got there and won the penalty which got us the three points. 

“I saw the keeper come out but he hesitated which allowed me to get there first.”

After a terrific second-half performance by City a minor injury was sustained late-on by Shipley, however the left-winger admits it’s nothing to worry about despite hearing the final whistle from inside the changing rooms.

“Yeah I’m fine, it’s just a bit of a numb leg.

“I was sat inside waiting for that final whistle to come and when I heard it, it was just relief for the fans and for everyone.

“Hopefully now we can kick on.”

A close link-up between Chaplin and Shipley was witnessed by all which bears encouraging signs henceforward and the latter was quick to comment on the mark that the summer signing has made on the squad.  

“Conor’s been great since he came in.

“He offers us everything we need in a striker.

“He’s easy to get along with and his movement makes it easier for me to pick him out.”

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