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INTERVIEW: "We’re Really Positive As A Group"

Brandon Mason previews tomorrow's clash with Gillingham...

23 August 2019

Brandon Mason says the Sky Blues are feeling “confident” ahead of their League One fixture against Gillingham on Saturday.

City remain unbeaten in all competitions and Mason is hopeful the club can continue their excellent start to the campaign at the weekend.

Mason said: “We’re a confident bunch, again we’re looking to get the three points and we just can’t wait to get started.

“We’re really positive as a group, we know what we want to achieve. To still be unbeaten, it’s just great to be honest and hopefully we can add to that at the weekend.”

The defender was up against it on Tuesday night, with City reduced to nine players, but stood tall in the face of adversity.

“It’s not easy, defending with nine-men. We just had to keep it really compact and try and limit them and the spaces where possible.

“When I could try and win the ball, I tried to win the ball as much as possible and hopefully it paid off, getting the point in the end.”

He also believes the Sky Blues need to be tested, as they were in mid-week, if they are to learn and grow as a side.

“We want to be tested and we want to learn as a team and grow, like what happened on Tuesday night.

“Conceding the goals is obviously something we didn’t want to do, but it shows a lot of character that we have in the team, to come back.

“If we’re going to go all the way, these things are going to happen. For us to stick it out in the game was really positive.”

The 21-year-old was also critical of his own performance, in the draw against Portsmouth, but insists he is improving all the time with each game he plays.

“I don’t feel like I started the game well, I grew into the game as it went on. I wasn’t up to the levels that I have been, since the start of the season.

“But I feel like I finished the game quite strongly and I’m just looking to build for the next game.

“I feel like I’m improving all the time, with every game that I play. It’s always a learning curve, you see different things as a player that you come across when you play.

“I try to pick up on little things in every game that I play, and I feel like that’s something I’m doing at the minute.”

Brandon also spoke about his new team-mate, Callum O’Hare, who arrived on loan from Aston Villa yesterday.

“I watched him yesterday in training, he looks like a good player. I’ve heard lots of good things as well, so he’s only going to add to our squad and make us stronger.”

The full-back is playing a new look back four this season and admits the transition has been made easier due to the strength of characters that have been added to the defence.

“The new boys that have come in are all strong characters so for them to come in has been quite an easy transition really. We’ve done a lot of work in pre-season, getting to know each other.”

 

 


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