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INTERVIEW: Liam Kelly Doncaster Rovers Preview

The Captain looks ahead to the weekend's clash...

3 May 2019

The Sky Blues will be looking to end their season on a high tomorrow afternoon at the Keepmoat Stadium, as Liam Kelly and his team mates look to pick up three points.

City take on Doncaster Rovers in their final league game of the 2018/19 season, as they look to secure 8th place in League One.

Despite a play-off place just out of reach for the Sky Blues, Kelly isn’t expecting him and his team mates to drop off the boil.

He said: “We have a really young group of players and players that want to play in the last game of the season and want their opportunity, so training has been really bright and really sharp and we know a lot is riding on it for Doncaster so we have to put the performance in.

“We owe it to our fans and to other teams in this league to make sure we put in a good performance as it is the right thing to do.

“We are professional footballers who take pride in our job, so we will be going there looking to get a result for our fans travelling and make it a good last day of the season for them.”

The Sky Blues narrowly missed out on a place in the top six with two games remaining, following their first season back in League One following promotion.

Reflecting on what has been a superb season, Kelly admits you can look back at results which could’ve changed their season, but attentions are starting to turn to next year.

“It has just been a week to reflect on the season and looking into next season and try a build on it.

“We will be looking at a top six as a bare minimum, but there is still a lot riding on the Doncaster game, so we need to approach the game as we have been and do our self-justice

“At the time you look back and think if we held out in some games or picked up some points we should have got, but we have picked up points late as well, so it just emphasises that we need to pick up points and see games out.

“I think our form vs the top six has been brilliant this season especially away from home we have picked up some good points.

“We will be looking to build on that and carry on the momentum we created and put in one last good performance this season and then carry it through to next year.

“Our first season back in league one and the squad has changed a lot through the season and the starting 11 has changed a lot.

“Luton aside who have been brilliant, the other two sides who came up with us have struggled this season, so if you offered us to be one or two points off the play offs taking it to the last few games then certainly something we would take.”


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