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INTERVIEW: Amadou Bakayoko looks ahead to Saturday's match against Peterborough

Striker on the away game this Saturday...

15 March 2019

After being amongst the goals on Tuesday night, Amadou Bakayoko is looking forward to Saturday’s away fixture at Peterborough United.

The 23-year-old striker opened the scoring in somewhat bizarre fashion against Fleetwood Town, and admits it may have been one of his strangest goals.

“I’ve never scored one like that before! We got told to press high, so I put pressure on the keeper and luckily it went in.

“As soon as looked back I saw it was spinning, I thought it was going to hit the post and I was going to get the rebound, so I’m glad it just went straight in.

Bakayoko, an August acquisition for the Sky Blues from Walsall, has been enjoying a run in the side recently following an injury frustrated start to his City career, and is part of a side pushing for the Play-Off places.

“We’ve been winning games and doing well on the training pitch, we are organised as a team and it is good to be getting involved.

“It is in our hands and we’ve been enjoying our football winning the games. It is time now to just enjoy it with no fear at all and go out get the wins, then we don’t know what is possible.

Fellow forward Jordy Hiwula scored a sensational second goal on Tuesday, and Amadou says that type of strike is down to confidence built up the training ground.

“That is from the training ground really, the gaffer giving us the confidence to go and express ourselves.

“Jordy didn’t have the ball as much in the first half, he thought he would try it out and it came off for him.

“We have always created chances, but last season there was only really one person scoring the goals. This year there is three or four bodies that can do the job and it is a great thing. Hopefully we just keep creating chances and get more goals.

Previewing Saturday’s encounter, Bakayoko was looking forward to the match and keen to be involved again.

“I’m excited and can’t wait to be honest. It is a massive one which everyone is looking forward to and everyone will want to play.

“We believe in ourselves and hopefully we carry it through in our games. We are capable of getting into the Play-Offs, we just need to go out and perform and do our best.” 

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