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INTERVIEW: Ben Sheaf West Brom Reaction

Ben Sheaf reflects on yesterday's result...

5 December 2021

Sky Blues midfielder Ben Sheaf reflected on yesterday’s 2-1 loss at the Coventry Building Society Arena against West Bromwich Albion.

Karlan Grant opened the scoring early on before Kyle McFadzean’s own goal doubled the visitor’s advantage. McFadzean pulled one back in the closing stages of the game, however it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat.

“They’re an ex-Premier League side, but we’re disappointed from today and I think that shows you how far we have come,” Sheaf highlighted.

“We feel like we can win these types of games, so it was disappointing. We know that we have the quality but today we didn’t quite show it.

“We played out a few times, but then we got caught a few times, put ourselves into trouble a little bit and that invited a lot of pressure and they’ve got a quality, fast front three."

An injury to Sky Blues midfielder Gus Hamer hampered the Sky Blues in the first half, as Sheaf also looked back on his side’s chances during the contest.

“Everyone knows that Gus is quality, so that was disappointing, but Kelly came on and he did well.

“We created a few chances in the second half, but couldn’t quite get that cutting edge or that last pass in the final third to score another one.”

Meanwhile, Sheaf also praised Kyle McFadzean’s efforts to earn a goal back for City in the final stages of the game:

“He’s a warrior; you know what you are going to get from him week in week out.

“He’s good in the air, he gets important goals so hopefully he can get a few more from now until the end of the season.”

As Ben Sheaf’s side get closer to the midpoint of the season by travelling to Huddersfield next Saturday, the 23-year-old highlighted the Sky Blues' good start to the league campaign overall.

“I think you have got to keep that perspective; it’s not been a bad start really as we’re up there.

“We’re only halfway through and we’ve got to keep trying to improve, keep training with good intensity and hopefully the results will start coming again. 

“I’ve been enjoying myself, I enjoy every time I get a chance to play. I just want to keep improving, keep getting better and trying my best.”

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