Callum O’Hare was on the scoresheet after the Sky Blues thrashed Millwall 6-1 on the final day of the season.
O’Hare was set up by Jordan Shipley and flicked the ball over a Millwall defender’s head inside the area before firing an effort high into the net.
O’Hare was pleased that City continued their momentum gained in the latter stages of the season and was happy to return to goal scoring ways.
He said: “It was a good effort from the boys and we said in the dressing room we wanted to finish strong and I know we had already stayed up; we went out there and showed that.
“You could see the lads playing with freedom and it clearly worked because we scored six and won.
“I have been desperate for so long now and it has not been going in for me but I was buzzing to get one at the end there. I’m just upset there are no more games to go now because we played well.
“I thought it was going to be one of those days again, Shipley has found me in the box and luckily it went in.”
He spoke about how he would like to score on a more regular basis and hoped that City will start the new season in a similar manner.
He said: “I think we have had a great season and the main aim was to stay up and we did that. Millwall are a good team and we have beat them by six, hopefully we can carry this into next season.
“I feel like I am improving and the team is improving, I think we have learnt in the Championship and the last few results show that.
“It will be nice to get a rest, we have got to keep pushing on and hopefully we can keep progressing up the table.
“Last season we were winning a lot of games so everyone was always up, this season we have to lift each other up at times and we have gone out there and done the business.”
O’Hare was also able to provide an assist for Shipley with an incisive pass when City initially found the breakthrough.
The midfielder has recorded eight assists this season and felt like a mid-season reflection helped improve his goals contributions.
He said: “More than I have got for sure (on scoring goals) but it is football, you have got to keep going and graft for the next goal.
“I feel if I scored more goals this season then I would have had a really good season but I feel like I have done well, I always want more goals.
“I had no assists at Christmas and I had a little work with myself, hopefully next season I can do more. It was everyone myself, my Grandad, my family saying stuff to me and I knew I had to do it anyway, they always help me.”