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INTERVIEW: Jordan Shipley Huddersfield Town Reaction

The midfielder was on target at the John Smith's Stadium yesterday...

2 May 2021

Jordan Shipley scored the Sky Blues’ equaliser in their penultimate match of the season against Huddersfield Town yesterday afternoon.

Shipley was set-up by Gus Hamer and found the net from the right-hand side of the box to put City 1-0 ahead.

The midfielder was brought on as a second half substitute and was pleased that City recorded another point on the road.

He said: “It is nice to be back on the pitch and we wanted three points so we can finish as high as we can, a draw away from home isn’t bad considering the performances away from home this season and it is good to end the season on a high.

“It is about what the team does and our target was to stay up, we achieved that with two games to go. We can’t be too downhearted about that, personally moving forward it is about me getting in the team and earning my place again.

“The Gaffer had a chat and had something to work on, he said if we do this, we will get the right results and then changed formation and it helped as we pressed them and had chances.

“We could have won the game really and it was just good to get back on the pitch. We felt good and free in that half.”

He was also pleased to find the back of the net and felt that City needed to add to their lead before the Terriers late equaliser.

He said: “I could have had a couple; I am happy to get on the scoresheet and I could have got an assist, that would have been nice as well.

“Thankfully Gus passed me the ball, because you wouldn’t turn him down shooting from there because nine times out of ten, he would score. He passed me the ball and got me a goal.

“We definitely needed another one because they are good on the break and have some good players on their team. It didn’t come so I think a draw at the end of the game was fair enough really. “

Shipley is hoping to kick on next season and is relishing the prospect of fans returning to the Ricoh Arena.

He said: “It has been tough, in our first season in League One, I was in and out and towards the end of that I was in more and I started to come on, hopefully next season we can kick on and do what we did in League One in the Championship.

“I think that is what everyone is excited for going back to the Ricoh and hopefully we can pack that out, we can bring some joy back to Cov fans.”

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