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INTERVIEW: Liam Kelly Wycombe Reaction

The skipper was the hero at Adams Park...

13 December 2020

Sky Blues skipper Liam Kelly was the hero at Adams Park, scoring a brace as City made it seven games unbeaten after a 2-1 win against Wycombe on Saturday.

Kelly was able to score twice in the space of ten minutes before half time, firstly with a low drilled effort from distance into the far-left corner first in the 34th minute.

Despite receiving treatment for an injury in the 40th minute, he was then able to add his second in injury time when he found himself free inside the box to head home from close range.

He said: “It was a really nice feeling as I haven’t scored too many goals at Coventry, to be fair I scored a few earlier in my career when playing further forward but in recent times I have been in defensive midfield.

“So, it was nice to get two goals and even nicer to get the win, it was a massive game and off the back of a great run of form, to top it off with the win was massive and puts us in a great position in the league.

“I am massively pleased to get the goal, Wycombe is a difficult place to come and play, they are a direct team and made it hard for us.  I ended up staying on the pitch for the last minutes of the first half, sometimes you’re in the box and it falls to you and I was happy to get a 2-0 lead at half time.”

Kelly had to play in a more advanced midfield position, having accrued a niggle yet that didn’t stop him getting involved in the thick of the action and told how profiting of a run into the box for his second was important.

The skipper was taken off at half time and spoke about his hopes of making a quick recovery yet will only find out how long he may be missing for after a scan.

He said: “I was trying to not put myself in a position where I was caught one versus one, or I had to chase back as I just tried to free myself up higher up the pitch and try to block things out and get through to half time.

“Just as well I did otherwise I wouldn’t have got in the box, I would have been on the edge and the ball fell to us and I got myself in there which was pleasing.

“I was struggling with my groin and we will get that scanned Monday, hopefully it’s nothing too serious and I can get myself back on the pitch as soon as possible.”

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