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INTERVIEW: Liam Kelly Looks Ahead To Walsall

The midfielder is looking to get one over on the Saddlers...

15 February 2019

Sky Blues midfielder Liam Kelly believes him, and his team mates are confident heading into the weekend’s clash with Walsall.

City come into the game on the back of a 1-0 win away from home against Rochdale, thanks to a Jordy Hiwula finish.

Kelly believes the way the Sky Blues are playing at the moment has evolved since he joined the club.

He said: “It has been long time coming.

“It has been the first time where the result has matched the performance, going back to previous matches, we have had possession and created chances and not conceded that many shots against us, so everyone was happy to get that result on the board.

“If we carry on performing how we are and become more clinical in the box results will come.

“The way we play has evolved this season and we control games a lot more now and it is a confident young team and we need to try and build on last weeks result.”

City come up against the Saddlers for the third time this season and the first time at the Ricoh Arena during this campaign.

Last time out against Walsall still lives in the memory of Kelly, after Walsall came from behind in stoppage time to win 2-1.

The midfielder admits it will be difficult fixture against a side fighting for survival, but he is confident that if they take their chances, they will come away with three points.

“It is going to be a tough game.” He said.

“Walsall are team down there fighting away and last time we played them I though we performed well up until 90+, but a mad stoppage time has cost us, but if we can match that performance again and take our chances then the result will look after itself.”

As Kelly said, City will need to take their chances to come away with the win tomorrow afternoon, in order to ensure there is no repeat of last time.

The midfielder praised the way the team play and create openings in games and is sire once it clicks, they will start climbing the table.

“I think if you look at the teams that have been promoted from the division bar a few exceptions it is the teams that play football and create chances and that is what we are trying to build and become.

“We have been creating chances, we just haven’t been clinical enough throughout the whole team, so if we carry on what we are doing and add that quality in the final third then we can’t start climbing the table.

“We are bang in the middle at the moment, but we need to get ourselves in or as close to them top six places as we can.”


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