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INTERVIEW: Fankaty Dabo Preston Reaction

The Sky Blues confirmed their Championship status...

25 April 2021

Fankaty Dabo gave his thoughts on the Sky Blues securing their Championship status after 1-0 loss to Preston on Saturday.

City lost on the day but because of results elsewhere their Championship status for the 2021/22 season was confirmed on the final whistle.

Dabo expressed how it is a massive achievement for the club after City had won three games on the bounce before playing Preston.

He said: “It is massive, before the season we wanted to achieve Championship football and this is everything, we can now do another season in the Championship and hopefully many more.

“You have your little thoughts when the games don’t go well but we have always believed and we always knew that we wouldn’t get relegated, there was always the talk of when we will stay up not if we will stay up.

“We have had some horrible games which we have had to do, but you have to do what you have to do to stay up so it is a testament to all the boys and all the staff as well.”

He insisted that the club staff have helped play a part in his recovery from injury and he is hoping to have an injury free campaign next term.

He said: “It is a new experience that a lot of us haven’t done and when we go into the new season, we know what we are capable of and what other teams are capable of, we will just restart and go again.

“It has been a difficult season for me and has been stop start, it is a testament to all the staff that have got me back this quickly.

“There have been loads (on injuries) that are the same but are different ones and are kind of linked together in a way, I didn’t really have a pre-season so hopefully I won’t be injured next pre- season and I will be fine for the whole season.”

Dabo hopes that City can end the season strongly by saying that they can enjoy the remaining two fixtures.

He was also full of praise for the management team and boss Mark Robins as he told how the team are all behind the staff who have contributed.

He said: “We try not to make excuses and we lost; it is a bittersweet one as we have secured our league status so we know next week just because we are safe it is not an easy game.

“We can show what we are capable of and we keep pushing and we have enjoyed all the games and there is more to come.

“They all did it together (management team), from where the club was and where it went to, to get back to here now is immense because as the Gaffer keeps on mentioning we have got one of the lowest budgets in the league and the players he has been able to recruit, what a good bunch of lads.

“The manager has done well and we all support him and we are all happy for what he has done.”


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