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INTERVIEW: Conor Chaplin Talks Return From Injury

The striker made his return from injury this past weekend...

8 April 2019

Sky Blues striker, Conor Chaplin is hoping he can push on from now until the end of the season, having recovered from an ankle injury.

Conor made his return off the bench against Bristol Rovers this past weekend, getting just under 30 minutes in his return following a 7 week lay-off.

The striker tore his ligament in his ankle and endured some complications within the joint which set him back in his recovery.

However, having taken to the Ricoh Arena again in front of the City supporters, the striker is looking forward to being back out playing once more.

He said: “It’s been frustrating, but I’m looking to just push on now.

“One of the most frustrating things was I just wanted to be there for the boys and help us push on for the play-off spots.

“It’s horrible when the lads go away on the bus on Saturday and you have to follow the game on Twitter, but it’s part of football and I’ve been quite fortunate through my career with injuries so far.

“You just have to look when you’re in the gym and you see players like Jodi Jones and Max Biamou who are out for 9 months and you have to consider yourself lucky.”

Chaplin came on for David Meyler against Bristol Rovers, making his first appearance since the 3-0 win over Walsall back in February.

The Sky Blues were chasing a goal as they looked to come away with three points in order to stick with those in the play-off hunt.

Despite no being able make the breakthrough, Chaplin and his team mates are not giving up hope yet but know it will be difficult.

“It is obviously good to be back, and I wanted to make a difference when coming on, so hopefully I put some life and energy back into the game, but we were just missing that goal.

“With the games remaining, realistically you need to win five out of five if you want to somehow make the play-offs.

“It was disappointing because I genuinely believed we had a chance, but you need to pick up three points at home.

“If we win five out of five though and see where it leaves us, but if not then we pick it up and get going again next season, but you look at it as a good first season back in the division.”


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