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INTERVIEW: Dom Hyam Talks Clean Sheets and Luton

The Sky Blues face The Hatters this weekend...

22 February 2019

Defender Dom Hyam is enjoying life in the starting eleven with the Sky Blues, having amassed 30 appearances so far this season.

Only Tom Bayliss and Luke Thomas have made more appearances than Hyam this season, after the defend built on his impressive end to the 2017/18 season.

Hyam told of how he is enjoying, what he classes as, his first full season in football this year and relishing the opportunity.

He said: “I’m delighted at the moment.

“I’ve hit thirty games already and I think I just want to carry on and stay in the team until the end of the season this is my first season playing thirty games and hopefully it’s that start of a few.

“I came in as a ‘so called’ development player, but I didn’t see myself as that I wanted to push and I was ambitious, I wanted to push for a first team spot.

“I believe in myself, if I don’t then who will?

“I felt like I was ready for a first team opportunity and I like to think that I took it when I’ve been given it.

“Competition is healthy and there’s a fair few talented centre-backs in the 23s now and If I’m not up to my standards they’re there knocking on the door and looking for a chance.

“There’s a good development squad here for the young lad and we bring in a lot of players through the 23s and hopefully we can continue to do that for years to come.”

City will come up against a Luton side in fine form this weekend, having gone without loss in their previous 20 league games.

The Sky Blues will head into the game in good form themselves, having won their previous two against Rochdale and Walsall, keeping clean sheets in both.

Hyam is enjoying the recent run of results, as well as those clean sheets and admits City are confident heading into the fixture.

“We’re in a good mood, we’re looking forward to the next game and feel like we’re playing some good stuff at the moment.

“We’ve been playing some good stuff all season, we’ve just been lacking that end product, but we’re all delighted with the last two wins.

“We really enjoy keeping clean sheets, it where we earn our crust and it breeds confidence and hopefully, we can take that into the next game.

“They’re (Luton) flying at the moment, we’ve got nothing to lose, we just want to impose ourselves on them and try and come away with something from the game.

“They’re up there with the likes of Barnsley and Sunderland who play really good football and they’re on a good run of form but we just need to focus on ourselves and what we can do.”


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