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INTERVIEW: "I'm Really Enjoying Being Out There"

Tom Bayliss previews tomorrows visit of Bristol Rovers...

5 April 2019

Sky Blues midfielder Tom Bayliss is confident heading into this weekend’s League One meeting with Bristol Rovers at the Ricoh Arena.

City come up against a Gas side who will be looking to put more distance between themselves and the relegation places.

However, as City look to claw back the gap on the top six, Bayliss is confident that as long as the Sky Blues focus on their game, they should have enough to overcome their opponents.

He said: “We have a team that can hurt other teams and I think they recognise that, so they come and sit back, and it’s our job to break them down and hopefully we will do that on Sunday.

“I think I said earlier in the season that our performance was starting to pick up, so I’m just really enjoying being out there playing at the moment.

“If we stick to our game plan and not worry about what they have then we should have enough to win the game.

“We are going to try a pick up as many points as possible and see where it takes us.”

City come into the game on the back of a 2-2 draw against Barnsley at Oakwell in their last outing in League One.

Bayliss believes him and his team mates can take confidence from that performance and use it for the remaining six games of the season.

“It was really high tempo game and probably a level above this league, so we were really happy to come away with a point especially going behind twice in the game against a really good team.

“We were the team pushing at the end to get all three points but that just shows the positive mentality going into the last sic games of the season.”

Tom will head into the game this weekend on the back of his 20th birthday, which falls on Saturday the 6th of April.

The midfielder has come a long way in a short period of time after making his debut for the Sky Blues towards the back end of 2017.

Bayliss has gone on to make 72 appearances so far, scoring nine goals, as well as earning a call-up to the England Under-19s in the summer and he is hoping for more success in the future.

“If I look back at what I have achieved on the last few years then I am really proud.

“I am only 20 years old so hopefully I can kick on and get many more appearances for the club.”

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