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INTERVIEW: Lee Burge Delighted After Barnsley Win

The 'keeper kept a clean sheet during the victory over Barnsley...

16 September 2018

Sky Blues goalkeeper Lee Burge recorded his first clean sheet of the season as he helped his side to a 1-0 victory over Barnsley at the Ricoh Arena.

The City shot-stopper made a string of impressive saves throughout the game as Mark Robins’ men moved within four points of the Play-off places.

The 25-year-old is now hoping that the team can use today’s win as a springboard for next weekend’s trip to Bristol Rovers.

He said: “Everyone had a part to play, and they played it superbly. It’s great to keep a clean sheet and win and hopefully we can do the same next week.

“I thought we dealt with everything that they threw at us, even set plays, and I thought we were excellent.

“The lads stayed strong even though they have got big players, but we stayed strong and dealt with everything.”

Jordan Willis scored the winning goal after 80 minutes, and the City goalkeeper always believed that his side were in with a chance of snatching all three points as the game went on.

“We always knew that if we got to the stage with 20 minutes left in the game at 0-0 we always thought we had a chance of nicking it and keeping the clean sheet.” He said.

“To get two wins on the bounce is really good, especially against Barnsley who are definitely going to be up there this year.

“It was a really good test and we dug in well and showed that we are a very good team.”

With the game still goalless midway through the second half, Barnsley forward Mamadou Thiam forced Burge to make a terrific save to stop the ball finding the top corner.

“I didn’t actually think I was going to get there, but thankfully I got a big strong hand to it!” 

Burge also praised the impact that new signing Conor Chaplin has made since his arrival at the club. The striker opened his account at Oxford last Sunday and was given the man of the match award after his performance against the Tykes.

“Conor has come in and he’s been a big help over the last two games.” He said.

“Jono has been excellent since hes got back in the team, Dujon did well today, and everyone seems to be gelling together.

“We have to keep our feet on the ground because we know we are in for a tough test, especially over the next couple of weeks. So, we just have to rest up and get right and ready for it.”

 


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