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INTERVIEW: Liam Walsh over the moon with Rochdale win

Walsh scored a sublime winner on Saturday...

17 November 2019

Liam Walsh is “over the moon” after scoring the Sky Blues winning goal in their come from behind victory against Rochdale in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon.

The midfielder dribbled past three opposition players before placing a superb strike into the right corner of the goal to complete the turnaround and send the Sky Blues up to third in the table.

Walsh’s strike was worthy of winning any game and he admitted he didn’t know what he was about to do himself.

Walsh said: “I couldn’t tell you what was going through my mind. I just kept my head down, kept running, I got towards the edge of the box and got my shot off and thankfully I scored.

“I didn’t know I’d run from inside my own half. I just intercepted the ball and kept running with it.

“Everyone around me was shouting for the ball, but I thought I’d just have a go myself and luckily it went in.

“I was very selfish in that moment, as much as people don’t like to say that word. I said this morning to my Dad, that I felt like I was going to score a goal today and, in the end, I got one.

“There’s no better feeling than scoring the winning goal. You could see in the celebrations what it meant.

“We had a lot of chances, it could have been any of the lads that got that winning goal, luckily it was me.”

He was also delighted to get the three points, from a losing position, and want to achieve automatic promotion this season.

“I’m over the moon! We got the win, coming from a goal down and it was an important win today.

“They came out with three strikers and we weren’t really expecting that. We went in at half-time level and we regrouped and became more organised.

“We played with a lot more structure in the second half and that made is so much easier for us to play our football higher up the pitch.

“We’re up to third in the table and it shows how good of a team we are. We’re challenging for automatic promotion not just the play-offs.

“We’ve deserved a lot more points the way we’ve been playing away from home, I think we more than deserve the position we’re in now.

“We’re full of confidence at the moment. We’ve got to keep going and we’re going to try and get that automatic promotion if we can.”

Walsh also praised the efforts of fellow midfielders Zain Westbrooke and Jordan Shipley after the duo combined for another goal against Rochdale on Saturday.

“Those two are on flames at the moment! Shipperz has scored two goals in two games now and Zain has assisted both of them.

“They make my job a lot easier, the way they’re playing, and they’re brilliant to play with because they always show for the ball and both have goals in their locker.”

He also commented on the quality of the players available to Mark Robins after both Declan Drysdale and Josh Eccles made their full football league debuts for the Sky Blues.

“We’ve got a lot of players that aren’t playing at the moment who are always ready to come in, like you’ve seen today with Declan and Josh making their full league debuts, I’m happy for them both.”

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