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INTERVIEW: Conor Chaplin On Perfect Start to 2019

The striker converted from the spot...

2 January 2019

Sky Blues striker Conor Chaplin believes City are back on track now after three consecutive wins in League One.

City had gone through a run of results without victory, but have turned a corner since Boxing Day, picking up maximum points.

Also, the Sky Blues have picked up back to back clean sheets as well and after a busy festive period, Chaplin is delighted with how things are.

He said: “I feel like we’re back on track now after three wins in a row.

“We had a bit of sticky patch, which I think every team will go through at one stage In a season.

“There’s that many games in a short space of time and you’re working on the training pitch, then playing games and then making sure your recovery is right because the Christmas period is so tough to get through.

“However, I feel like we’ve come through that and deservedly so.

“The Gaffer said to the team a few weeks back that we hadn’t kept a clean sheet in while and it was something we needed to improve on and we’ve proved that in the last couple of games that we can do that home and away.”

The striker was on target in the game from the penalty spot, bouncing back from his missed spot kick against Fleetwood Town.

However, there was no doubt Conor would be stepping up next and he had someone close to him to thank for finding the back of the net.

“Yes, I was always going to take the next pen.

“I couldn’t get the ball for ages. Their lad had it and I wasn’t going to run after him and then he threw it so I waited for the ball to come to me and just composed myself, and thankfully it went in.”

“To be perfectly honest with you, my routine on the day was that I listened to my little brother’s advice.

“He’s only ten but he’s been hammering me a little bit, telling me to stop going to the right because you always miss.

“So he said if you go to the left then you’ll score, so that’s why I went to the left.

“He has just had his first phone for Christmas so he has been texting me loads and making sure he tells me what he wants me to do when I get a pen.”


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