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INTERVIEW: Godden Delighted With First Sky Blues Goal

The striker was making his full debut...

14 August 2019

New signing Matt Godden is “delighted” to have scored on his full Sky Blues debut in the Carabao Cup win against Exeter City on Tuesday night.

Godden appeared from the substitutes bench in the goalless draw with Bolton Wanderers last Saturday but was handed a first Sky Blues start by manager Mark Robins for the visit of Exeter.

The striker repaid that faith by scoring his first goal for the club with a well-taken header in the 23rd minute of the 4-1 success against the Grecians.

Godden said: “I’m delighted to get my first start for the club and my first goal as well which is always pleasing.

“It’s good to get on the scoresheet tonight, especially on my full debut, hopefully that’s the first of many.

“I fancy myself massively in the air, it’s one of the strong parts of my game, which is good for my size. I’m only 5ft 10in at a push!”

Godden also played a key role in City’s third goal, with his work rate and desire to win the ball back a trait that should endear him to the Sky Blues faithful.

“That’s what I try and do. I try and bring a bit of effort to the team and work hard. I’m delighted with getting on the scoresheet and being involved in the third goal.

“I managed to win the ball out wide and then flick it around the defender, just on the halfway line and sprint to get into the box and pull it back for Zain. If Zain didn’t score, obviously Jordy scored and it’s pleasing.”

He also spoke of his desire to move to City, once he was aware of interest from the club, calling the decision to link-up with the Sky Blues a no-brainer.

“It was very quick if I’m honest. The interest came around on the Saturday, probably even before then but I didn’t know about it which was best for me as I would have been chasing it.

“When a club of this size is coming in for you and shows such strong interest for you, it’s very pleasing for me. When I heard about it on the Saturday it was a no-brainer.”

Matty is also looking forward to the challenge of playing Premier League opposition in the second round of the competition.

“Promotion is where we want to be, but a cup run is massive for the club and massive for our confidence. We’ll take Watford away all day long and go and compete against a top Premier League club.”

The striker is also close to returning to full match fitness, having missed Peterborough’s opening game of the season due to the birth of his son.

“I feel good, I’m lucky, I’m one of those naturally fit guys anyway. It’s in front of goal that I’ll notice it. Tonight’s done me the world of good, to get that goal sharpness.

“I was unlucky probably not to feature in that first game with Peterborough, as the littlun was born on the weekend before, but I’m getting up to speed now.”

 


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