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INTERVIEW: Conor Chaplin Talks Goals and Confidence

The striker has scored four in his last four...

25 January 2019

Sky Blues striker Conor Chaplin is looking to extend his goal scoring run this weekend, as City take on Blackpool at the Ricoh Arena.

Conor has scored in every game of 2019 this season, as he insists, he was on the end of the strike against Wimbledon in the last outing at the Ricoh.

He said: “I got a touch on it, I wouldn’t say it was a decent touch, but it was a touch, it came off my stud, it didn’t really change anything to the goal, but a touch is a touch so yes, I’m taking it.

“Goals breed confidence for any attacking player, as any striker you want to score goals, it is the main thing you want to do, so when goals come it does give you confidence for the next game and the goals continue to come.”

Last week at Plymouth, Conor scored a second free-kick of the season, adding to his previous strike against Bradford City.

Chaplin admitted he practices free-kicks every so often and is enjoying the responsibility of set-piece duty.

“Well they are practiced weekly, but I don’t like to do it too much, as some things can be done too much, but I like to keep on top of it and like to think I’ve got better at it.

“I haven’t scored a free kick before this season but haven’t really taken many before this season either.

“It is definitely a sight I am happy with, as when you practice something in training and it comes off, it is nice.”

The Sky Blues come up against the Seasiders this weekend, as they look to get back to winning ways.

The 21 year-old is pleased with the way him and his team mates are playing at the moment and is looking forward to stepping out at the Ricoh.

“That is definitely the message we’ve got from the manager and coaching staff, just keep doing what we are doing.

“Even though we have only taken one point from the last six, which is disappointing, the football we are playing is at times it has not been better in the whole season.

“We are playing really good stuff, it is entertaining attacking and pressing football and that is they way the manager wants to go and what we want to buy into.

“I think the fans have been really good at home, obviously the away support has been good. At home the fans can see in weeks, we have gone through a rough patch with them 7 or 8 games, but since that I think the fans can appreciate that we have really stepped it up with the pressing and the chances created.”


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