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INTERVIEW: Liam Kelly Birmingham City Reaction

The captain looked back on the 0-0 draw...

21 November 2020

Sky Blues captain Liam Kelly told how it was important to register a clean sheet last night as the Sky Blues were held to a 0-0 draw against Birmingham City.

The match was an even contest, with Tyler Walker going closest for the Sky Blues, forcing Neil Etheridge into a smart save midway through the first half.

At the other end, Marko Marosi was called into action late on to superbly tip Lukas Jutkiewicz’s header onto the bar.

He said: “I don’t think it was great for the neutral to watch but it was important we got a clean sheet and managed to get more points on the board.

“I think the game was waiting for someone to make a mistake or one bit of quality that was going to win the game but neither happened.

“I thought we showed maturity to just see out the game and every point is a massive point in the Championship.

“It’s a fantastic save and Marko is a fantastic keeper and that’s one of his strengths, he is good with those point-blank range saves.

“Stuff like that it gives us a point, if we lost then heads are down and we have lost the game, its massive for the whole team and football club he can pull off saves like that and we know we can trust him.”

He also reflected on making his 100th start for the club, a feat he was proud to make after being part of this current journey with the Sky Blues.

Kelly is the current captain at Coventry and has been part of both the League Two promotion, as well as captaining City to the League One title last season.

He said: “It’s a massive milestone and I think this is my fourth season here and this isn’t the end of it, hopefully we can keep pushing this football club further and further.  There are more fantastic years to come.

“It’s something I have done throughout the whole of my career and I have been club captain at the past few clubs I have been at, it’s something I have liked doing and thrive on and take responsibility for that, hopefully I can keep doing that job.”


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