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INTERVIEW: Matty Godden Reading Reaction

The striker scored the winner in the 98th minute...

22 August 2021

Match-winner Matty Godden believes his goal was the ‘best reward’ he could’ve received today following his return from injury.

The Sky Blues turned in a strong first-half performance, but trailed at the break to a John Swift penalty.

Substitutes Jamie Allen and Matty Godden made the difference, securing both goals in the second-half comeback.

Following a spell on the sidelines, with injury, Godden reflects on his recovery and return to action for the Sky Blues.

“It’s been a long three and a half months, deciding not to play the last two games, to now, it seems like it’s been a very long time, but it’s probably the best reward I could have today.

“I could feel it coming because I had a few sighters after I came on, that I didn’t get a hold of.

“When it dropped to me on the left-hand-side, I didn’t really need to glance because I saw the keeper, so I stuck it near post and the roar you get is deafening and the celebrations go mad, I think I did about three or four celebrations in one.”

“The finish that I did today was the exact finish I’ve been working on in training, that’s my sort of movement, quick shuffle of my feet to open my body up.

Godden, alongisde Jamie Allen, formed the second-half double substitution that turned the game around for City.

The Sky Blues striker spoke on his teammate, praising the midfielder’s work ethic.

“We know what Jay’s going to bring, he’s another one, he deserves everything he gets.

“He’s arguably the best trainer at the football club, I don’t think too many people would disagree with that.

“He’s come on and got what he deserves, as well, and then to do what we done and scored in the 98th minute is for me what dreams are made of."

After a disrupted 2020/21 campaign, due to a foot injury, Godden reflected on his recovery and is delighted to finally be back.

“I've worked really hard in the gym and to get to this point now, so I shouldn’t have to play too much catch-up, I’m delighted.

“Its [the foot] had new what it need, last year we gave it six weeks and it broke down, it was me putting pressure on myself because I wanted to help the boys.

“I’ve been playing for the under 23s and I’ve been back involved with the first team for three weeks, but me being me I’m ready now, by the international break, I’ll be 100% fit.”

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