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INTERVIEW: Jordan Shipley talks Tranmere Rovers victory

Shipley strike helps to send Sky Blues third..

2 January 2020

The Sky Blues made it back-to-back 4-1 away wins on New Year's Day after victory over Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

A second successive Matty Godden hat-trick and a Jordan Shipley effort sent the Sky Blues into third in the Sky Bet League One table and Shipley knew that victories on the road were only a matter of time.

He said: “We knew the away wins would come eventually, we just had to keep working hard because most of the away performances have been good and we have been unlucky at times.

“It has been a good couple of days and all the lads are buzzing so we just want to take the momentum into the next game now.”

Shipley made it six goals for the season with his first half strike but insists he is not done there when it comes to putting the ball into the net.

The midfielder has found himself in a more advanced position of late and feels that the new formation will help him to achieve his target.

He said: “That is my target, I want double figures as many goals as I can to help the team achieve what we want to achieve.

“The system frees me up a little bit more and I can enjoy playing off Matty and me and Zain can link up as well, along with Walshy and Kelly.

“Me and Zain have a good partnership and know what balls we want, and Kelly is a warrior for us, him and Walsh work hard behind us so we can punish defences.

“I am enjoying my role at the moment and long may it last.”

The Sky Blues started the game on the front foot with an early Godden goal and Shipley has praised the forward for the impact he has made after his return from injury.

He said: “Super Matty Godden, he is a great player and a great guy as well, we knew when he came back, he would score goals and that is what he has done.

“It is always nice to get an early goal because it settles us down and settle the game down so we can get into our passing ways.

“And no Matty doesn’t wear a cape he is a superhero in disguise.”

The Sky Blues did manage to get into their passing ways but it was made difficult by a muddy and bobbly pitch, however Shipley thought his side managed the pitch and the game well after he had give City a two goal cushion.

He said: “With my goal, it felt like I had a lot of time, I bought it down but it didn’t really settle well and it was on the bobble but I just put it into the corner and wheeled off, it was a good vision by Kelly to find me.

“The pitch was weird there was not a lot of grass on it, it was very muddy but it was flat so we could still play our football on it.

“We were always confident we could control the game and keep them out.”

City travel to Bristol Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday looking to extend their cup run whilst sitting third in the table and Shipley is hoping that the Sky Blues can achieve something this season.

He said: “We are all confident, we want to finish as high as possible and we want to achieve something this year so we just have to keep going one game at a time and we will see what happens.”


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