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INTERVIEW: Matty Godden Pleased With Sky Blues Start

The striker wants to score more goals ahead of Blackpool clash...

6 September 2019

Matty Godden is “pleased” with the start he has made to his Sky Blues career but wants to add more goals to his tally in September as City prepare to face Blackpool this weekend.

He netted three times during the month of August, including on his first start against Exeter City in the Carabao Cup, and wants to kick on as the season progresses.

“I’ve settled in very well, scoring goals always helps. It’s always nice to get the first one, which came on my first start obviously, which was nice.

“It’s pleasing to get three goals in my first month and I need to try and kick on now. I’ve not really had time to not settle in well. We’ve been having games every Saturday and Tuesday.

“We’re looking forward to this coming week where we can have a little rest on the Tuesday night and get on the training pitch Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, as normal.”

City and Blackpool are both unbeaten in the league this season and Godden believes that City can be right up there at the end of the season with a positive result on Saturday afternoon.

Godden said: “It’s up to us to go out there and perform and stamp our authority on the game and prove that we are going to be right up there come the end of the season.

“We’re either going to be right up there or we’ll be in the bottom half of the play-offs, come the end of this weekend.

“Adi said to me there’s a few fixtures this weekend where teams that are unbeaten and teams in the top-six are playing each other, so it’s game for us where we’ll see where we’re at really.”

Matty also praised manager Mark Robins for helping him adapt his game and feels as if the hard work in training is paying off.

“I feel the formation that we play can get the best out of me as it means I can stay between the 18-yard box and work my socks off within the 18-yard box.

“I don’t have to come out of it too much and when it does come into the final third, I’m fresh.

“That’s what the gaffer has reiterated to me, to keep myself fresh, don’t go tearing around like I usually do, I usually chase everything.

“I know that I still do that, but I do it in moderation now and that’s something the gaffer has instilled in me and I feel like it’s paying off.”

He also thinks the Sky Blues have been unlucky not to collect more points than they already have at the start of the season.

“To start the season so well always helps. I think we’ve probably been unlucky that we haven’t got more points.

“The Bolton game we were undone by some poor decisions, the Portsmouth game we were largely the better side for most of that game and probably should have won that game.

“Then the game just gone at the weekend, two-nil up after 65 minutes, we should have closed that out, but we’ll take the


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