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INTERVIEW: Dom Hyam Gives Peterborough Reaction

The defender returned to the starting eleven...

17 March 2019

The Sky Blues moved within one point of the Play-offs after defeating Peterborough United at the ABAX Stadium.

Goals from Amadou Bakayoko and Bright Enobakhare either side of half time ensured the win for Mark Robins’ men, despite a late consolation from Louis Reed. 

Dominic Hyam had been forced out of the starting eleven over the past couple of games due to a car accident, but the defender made his return at the ABAX Stadium.

He said: “I remember the contact of car on car, I think I got knocked out but I’m not sure.

“All the procedures had to happen, you can’t be too careful with concussion, but luckily I have made quite a swift recovery and I am just happy to get three points today.

“Luckily the car took the brunt of the damage, I was really lucky to escape with just cuts and bruises, it was more the shock and the trauma of it rather than the actual injuries.

“The club have been excellent with me. The gaffer has told me to take my time and I really appreciate that, and I have made a full recovery.”

Dom was making his first appearance since facing Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium but played a full 90 minutes on his return to the squad. 

“I was struggling a bit physically towards the end, just from being ten days out, but luckily I can just use my experience and try and keep a calm head.” He said.

“I thought we played some great stuff today, we could have scored two or three more as well.

“I think we’ve hit the bar and we’ve tested their keeper a lot, so on another day it could have been three or four.

“It was really difficult, me and (Jordan) Willis were saying first half that it was so hard to judge a header because it picks up so much pace and luckily, we had the wind second half and we used that to our advantage and put them under the cosh.

“Sometimes you have to play the conditions and today we did that, and it has worked well for us.

The Sky Blues scored on the stroke of half time through Amadou Bakayoko and Hyam believes that the opening goal was crucial in City picking up the win.

“That is massive, it is what changes the whole team talk going in to half time and the gaffer just told us to keep it up and to keep putting pressure on them.

“Three points is the most important thing, we would have taken a 2-1 earlier on today and we’re all delighted.

“We have got to keep this run going and keep on playing some good stuff and hopefully the goals and the three points will come.

“I think we have proved that we enjoy playing teams in and around us and above us.

“If you look at last season, we compete, we are good away from home, I think we can take on anyone – we are a confident bunch.

“The three points is the most important thing, but we played some unbelievable football and we managed it really well.”

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