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INTERVIEW: Dom Hyam Millwall Preview

The centre-back looks ahead to the New Year...

31 December 2020

Dominic Hyam says the squad are feeling positive and are looking forward to this weekend’s clash against Millwall.

City have put in a strong performance against Preston last time out, but were unable to find the back of the net in the defeat.

Hyam admitted it was frustrating to concede to Preston in the manner in which they did and felt as if they weren’t clinical enough when taking their chances.

He said: “We spoke after the game where it was a good performance but missed a bit of cutting edge, just taking that extra risk in the final third and we gave away two sloppy goals.

“It’s what we have been good at recently not giving away cheap goals and keeping clean sheets, being hard to beat.

“I think the last ten or so we have only conceded one goal a game or we get a clean sheet, it has happened now and we move on, that’s the thing about this league you have only got a day to dwell on it, we have got to focus on Millwall and hopefully get a result there.”

Despite a defeat last time out, the Sky Blues have tidied up at the back and the game at Deepdale was the first time City have concede more than one in a game since the start of November.

Hyam is pleased to be playing in a settled backline and is hoping that City continue to stay resolute whilst looking to score more regularly.

He said: “At centre back you want a consistent run of games and get a good run of form, I think it is one of those positions alongside goalkeeper that the manager won’t change unless he has to.

“It is good to get a run of games as a three and I think Michael Rose will be back soon and that will add competition to it. I think we are enjoying it and we have been solid as of late and we have got to try to keep that going.

“I think we have got to do the basics right and the keep the goals against down, I think a lot of the points we have got are from draws so that can help us towards our end of season goal.

 “Let’s score some goals down the other end and I think that is something we will be looking to add to our game in the new year.”

The Sky Blues will travel to Millwall this weekend Hyam is well aware of the threat they will pose and tells how it’s a game the squad are looking forward too as he expressed his eagerness to retain his starting place.

He said: “They are a tough team and they are going to be physical and were not too far away from the play-offs last year, it will be a tough game and one we will be looking forward too.

“It is so much better being in the team than out, by the time you think you need to rest you have another game and you can’t think about that as you want to keep the shirt especially at centre back it is about consistency and performing well.”

 


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