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INTERVIEW: “Two hat-tricks back-to-back is phenomenal"

City boss praises his in-form striker...

3 January 2020

The Sky Blues head into Sunday’s FA Cup Third Round clash against Bristol Rovers this weekend with a man in fine from.

Striker Matty Godden has scored six goals in his last two City games, with both involving a hat-trick for the 28 year-old.

Matty has brought his tally up to ten goals for the season for the Sky Blues, despite missing over two months with an ankle injury he picked up back in October.

City boss Mark Robins was quick to praise the recent performances of his striker and what he brings to the side on and off the pitch.

“Two hat-tricks back-to-back is phenomenal, you can see the quality of him, some of the goals he’s scored and some of his movement is outstanding, but to score back-to-back hat-tricks is some feat.

“For him, he just needs to keep working the way he does moving forward, if he keeps working and moving, he way he does, not only will he score goals, but he will create.

“He’s a selfless worker and that’s the main attribute from him, but you can see he’s a goal scorer and that is something we’ve been missing this season.

“It’s something he’s always done, there’s a track record there and that’s the most important thing from our point of view.

“When he joined, we didn’t know he had a problem and he didn’t know, but it becomes a chronic problem as you move forward so that was a blow to everyone including Matty.

“He’s been positive around the place, but you could tell it was hurting him, so to get him back earlier than we expected initially was a big thing for us and a big thing for him.”

It’s not just Matty and the goals he has been scoring which has pleased Robins, he has also been impressed with those who have been helping to create and chip in as well.

Jordan Shipley and Zain Westbrooke have a combined tally of ten goals between them and have also played their part in helping Matty to his hat-tricks.

“There are others that are working their socks off to help create chances for him (Godden.” Robins added.

“Jordan Shipley is chipping in with his fair share of goals which is good to see as well as Zain Westbrooke and there’s others that are capable of scoring it’s just realising that and having the confidence to take it on.

“We have to keep going, nobody is getting carried away, the performances have been good and that’s something we want to keep building on.”

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