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INTERVIEW: Michael Rose Watford Reaction

The defender made his 50th appearance against Watford...

7 February 2021

Michael Rose was pleased to make his 50th appearance for the Sky Blues in the 0-0 draw with Watford.

The Sky Blues created several openings and had the better of the game against a Watford side who were recently relegated from the Premier League.

Rose completed his first 90 minutes since November after he was selected in the starting eleven and felt like the win was there for the taking after a strong performance.

He said: “It was a good clean sheet and something to build on and there were a lot of chances in the game and on another day, we probably win the game. Overall, it’s a good performance and something we can take into next week.

“We dominated the second half without having clear cut chances but having the front foot on the game and at this level today three points would have been big, once again it is a clean sheet and we take the positives out of it and go again.

“I thought we were solid and the whole team in general had that composure when we won the ball back as well.

“It is a good clean sheet because they have got (Troy) Deeney and (Ismailia) Sarr for £40 million so it shows you the level they are at and we kept them to one or two chances in the second half we maybe could have done better with.”

He also reflected on his comeback to the side and admitted it was difficult when he was watching from the side-lines and was happy with his performance levels.

He said: “It was nice to get ninety minutes; it’s been a pretty hard six or seven weeks to be honest and it has been a stop start season for me.

“I was supporting the boys and it is not the same watching the game as you just want to get out and help. Hopefully I can stay in the team and play as much games as I can.

“I managed to finish the game pretty strong the other night and take confidence into today and I thought I had a pretty solid game, there are always things you can improve on and look at and I will do that next week.”

He says the team are aiming to take as many points as possible through a positive mentality and was proud to feature in a City jersey for his 50th outing.

He said: “We are focusing on the teams above us and are not looking at the bottom at all because then you can have a negative mindset, we need to be positive and also be realistic. Our aim is looking above and taking as many points as possible.

“Fifty appearances, I am proud of that especially at Coventry and it has been a very enjoyable 50 games.

“I am loving it down here and I love working with the manager and all the group of boys as well and I’m really enjoying my football.”

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