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INTERVIEW: Jordan Shipley Wants To Put Things Right Against MK Dons

The midfielder wants to bounce back after consecutive league defeats...

18 October 2019

Jordan Shipley wants to “put things right” when the Sky Blues travel to Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday afternoon as they look to bounce back from back-to-back defeats in Sky Bet League One.

City have been beaten by Rotherham United and Tranmere Rovers in their last two league outings, having started the season with a 10-game unbeaten run in the league.

The midfielder insists that if the Sky Blues continue to play the way they have been, the results will come, and that starts by taking all three points at Stadium MK this weekend.

Shipley said: “We’re looking to put things right, after a couple of defeats. We want to go and play our football and win the game.

“The defeats haven’t impacted us too much. We all know what we’re capable of. I think against Tranmere we played really well.

“We dominated most of the game and created a lot of chances, so we were a bit unlucky to come away with nothing from that game.

“I think if we continue to play the way that we are, and create the chances that we have, we’re going to destroy teams in this league.”

The 22-year-old feels he has made a step up in terms of his development this season, having been an ever-present in Mark Robins starting lineup this term.

Shipley is also closing in on 100 senior appearances for the Sky Blues which is something he feels is a massive achievement.

“Being an ever present in the league is a good achievement for myself. It’s just about carrying on now and getting more consistent throughout the games

“It does feel like I’ve taken a step up this season. It’s just about staying grounded and improving on my game as well as helping the team improve as well.

“It’s a massive achievement for myself, to play 100 games for your hometown club. Everyone knows that I love this club and hopefully 100 more games wouldn’t go a miss.”

Shipley is also looking forward to seeing around 6,000 Sky Blues supporters make the trip to Milton Keynes this weekend.

“I remember two seasons ago in an F.A. Cup game we took about 8,000 supporters their and it was just an unreal day and unreal atmosphere.

The fans always come out in their numbers for away days, especially for MK Dons, so we’re all looking forward to it.”

He is also keen to increase his goals tally for the season on Saturday, looking to add to his strike against Bristol Rovers back in August.

“I’m a due a goal soon! Hopefully, I’ll get a goal on Saturday.

“The forwards know what they have to do. We know that we, as midfielders, have to supply them with chances or even score ourselves.

“When the chances come, sometimes they’ll miss them, that’s going to happen, but nine times out of 10, they’ll probably score.”

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