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INTERVIEW: Jordan Shipley Looking Forward to Sunderland Clash

The midfielder could reach a century of appearances for the Sky Blues on Saturday...

22 November 2019

Jordan Shipley is “looking forward” to taking on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in Sky Bet League One this weekend, where the midfielder could make his 100th appearance for the club on Saturday.

Shipley was on target in last year’s clash at the Stadium of Light with City prevailing in a frantic nine-goal thriller.

The 22-year-old is looking forward to Saturday’s match and could make his 100th appearance in a City shirt.

Shipley said: “We’re looking forward to it, it was a good day out last year and hopefully we can go there this season, put in the same performance and get the result as well.

“It was a bit too close for our liking last season but to win that game 5-4 was something special.

“It’s a nice stadium and a nice pitch. It suits us, the way that we want to play, it’s going to be a great atmosphere as well.

“All the boys know that the fans travel in their numbers away from home and it’s always sold out. We’re all looking forward to it.

“It would be a great achievement for myself, it’s another milestone in my career so I’m extremely happy.

“It’s come by pretty quickly, but I know my ability and believe in what I do so it’s good to have reached 100 appearances.

“I’m loving every minute of it this season. It’s nice to be playing regularly and I’m taking my chances.

“I’ve got more goals, more assists and we’re putting in good performances, it’s going to be a good season.”

That win at the Stadium of Light in April, was City’s last league victory on the road, but Shipley believes the Sky Blues are close to claiming that elusive first away win this season.

“We’re doing everything right and playing well, hopefully we can just do that little bit more to get the goals and the wins.

“The gaffer has told us midfielders to shoot more. We need to get goals from midfield as well as up front.

“We’re having more shots and hopefully the more shots we have the more goals we’ll get.

“I’ve scored three so far this season, and two of those have come in my last two games, it’s about time really, I’m enjoying my football at the moment.”

Shipley also believes that character shown in the dressing room and never say die attitude can help the club achieve success this season, after coming from behind yet again to beat Rochdale last weekend.

“All the boys are confident, and we all know what we’re capable of. We want to achieve something this year, we’re playing well so we just have to keep our heads down and keep the momentum going.

“The fact we’ve come from behind so often this season shows the character in the dressing room and that never say die attitude.

“You look back to the Portsmouth game where we had nine-men and incredibly managed to get a draw there and Blackpool amongst other games.”

With the Sky Blues currently sitting third in the League One table, Shipley wants to achieve promotion this season.

“We want to finish as high as we can in the league and probably get promoted. That’s we want to do.

“We just want to keep playing our football and see what happens come May.”

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