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INTERVIEW: Kyle McFadzean Praises Unbelievable Sky Blues Support

The defender looks ahead to tomorrow's game against Ipswich Town...

6 March 2020

Kyle McFadzean was full of praise for the “unbelievable” support shown by the Sky Blues faithful this season, with City having sold out their allocation once again, ahead of tomorrow’s game away at Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League One.

City come into the game on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league, having defeated Sunderland 1-0 in front of the Sky Sports cameras last time out.

This will be the Sky Blues fourth meeting with the Tractor Boys this season and won on their last visit to Portman Road in the FA Cup back in December.

Ahead of their second trip to Ipswich this term. McFadzean is expecting a tough game and praised the Sky Blues faithful for once again selling out their allocation.

McFadzean said: “They’re a really good team, they’re going through a bad run at the moment, but they’ve got some quality players so we can’t take them lightly and we’ve got to be on the top of our game to get a result tomorrow.

“In this league anything can happen, there’s a lot of points to play for, they were 12 points clear and we don’t want to make the same mistake they made and hopefully we can try and go there and get a win.

“I’ve never played for a team like this, it’s a massive club and the fans are unbelievable, and they’ve been with us every step of the way.

“It does help when we sell out every away game and you can see that the away form has been good and hopefully, we can keep that going tomorrow.”

Sunday’s victory against Sunderland moved City top of the Sky Bet League One table and McFadzean insists that nothing has changed in the wake of being at the summit of the table.

“We’re just concentrating on tomorrow, nothing has changed since we’ve gone top of the table, other than the new changing room we got today.

“Teams will want to beat us every week, which they’ve wanted to do anyway, so there’s no extra pressure on us, we’ve just got to go out there and do the same things that we’ve been doing and not change anything and just concentrate on ourselves.”

The 33-year-old praised the hard work of City’s forward line and midfield for their success this season as well as everyone keeping fit for the majority of the campaign.

“It starts up front, you see how hard the likes of Godders, Jamie and Callum work up front, if it wasn’t for them it makes it easier for us at the back, then you’ve got Kells and Walshy in midfield and the full-backs as well.

“It helps that all of us have kept fit and we’re all playing together week in week out, it really helps, and long may it continue.”

He also commended centre-back partner Dom Hyam, with last season’s Player of the Year set to make his 100th appearance for the Sky Blues on Saturday.

“Dom has taken everything in his stride this season, he’s been class, he got Player of the Year last year, I think he won all the awards which was down to his good form last year.

“We all have to help each other, that’s the main thing, we all have to be on our toes, but it’s a little bit different playing in the middle to playing wider.

“When I first came in, I thought we would end up going to a back three because of the quality of the centre-backs, you could see, with the strength of the team, the shape developing into a back three.

“There were injuries and then we changed shape against Fleetwood at half time and we’ve not looked back since then and it’s a bonus the full backs are like wingers, but they can both defend as well.

“Dom and Michael can both handle the ball well, they’re both good defenders, they’re both good in the air, they’ve both got really similar attributes.”


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