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INTERVIEW: Liam Kelly Blackburn Reaction

The captain looked back on a disappointing afternoon...

25 October 2020

Liam Kelly believes mistakes cost the Sky Blues, as they slipped to a defeat to Blackburn Rovers yesterday afternoon.

Two goals for Adam Armstrong, alongside goals from Harvey Elliott and Sam Gallagher condemned the Sky Blues to defeat, having played the majority of the game with ten men after Michael Rose saw red.

Kelly knew having to play with a man less was always going to be a challenge, yet he was eager for City to find a way to stay in the game for as long as possible.

“We didn’t start off in the way we wanted to and the sending off changed the shape of the whole game and we didn’t stay in the game to the point we could try to get a goal.

“Mistakes cost us and it’s that simple, basic errors have cost us and the sending off was a big moment in the game. They have an extra man on the pitch and they are a good side, besides that it’s always going to be difficult.

“Going in half time at 1-0, you are going in thinking, we need to keep things tight and keep the clock ticking over and try to work a chance and create something, we shot ourselves in the foot in the second half.“

Kelly points out how important it is that City find their feet quickly and prepare for another mid-week game against Middlesbrough.

“We have got to pick ourselves up quickly because the game moves on and there is another game Tuesday night and we can’t pull on this and we need to start picking up results, we will try to do that again and get ready for Tuesday night.

“We will be in training tomorrow and get ourselves ready for Tuesday night because the games are coming thick and fast at the minute, but on the plus side it’s a good time to put things right.”

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