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INTERVIEW: Ben Sheaf Sheffield United Preview

Midfielder Ben Sheaf previews the trip to Bramall Lane...

19 November 2021

Ben Sheaf reflected on his personal performances this season, whilst looking ahead to a tough test against Sheffield United.

With Championship football resuming after the international break, City return to action with an away trip to Sheffield United.

Ben Sheaf reflected on City’s last gasp winner against Bristol City, before the break, and mentioned the high squad morale.

“It was a fantastic performance, especially second half and the atmosphere the fans created was unbelievable, with ten men for 45 minutes and to win 3-2 is a massive achievement and we got what we deserve in the end, we’re looking to continue that good form now.

“At half-time with ten men we were confident we could get something from the game, we stuck together and we’ve got great character in this group, its good to look amongst the players and know that we’re side by side with each other and confident in what we can do.

“Even in high pressure situations we wants to stick to our principles and play the way we do and be confident in that."

After spending last season on loan with the Sky Blues, Sheaf joined the club on a permanent basis last summer.

The midfielder spoke on how he’s took to life at Coventry, whilst reflecting on his personal targets for the future.

“I settled really well last year and felt at home, but now I’m at the club permanently, it does feel a little more like home, I’m enjoying my football.

“I’ve enjoyed the season so far, I’ve had good minutes. Players want to play every game and every minute, but that’s not realistic with the squad we’ve got, it’s really competitive, I’m happy with my performances and I’m looking to get better and better.

“I feel like all aspects of my game I can get better, I like to think I can chip in with a few more goals, on the ball I can still improve in that area, but all-around I feel I can get better.

“I want to improve every game, every training session and become the best player I can be, I’m confident with the work I do on and off the pitch."

Sheaf also previewed the trip to Sheffield United, mentioning the the tough fixture ahead, but spoke on the importance of the fans this weekend.

“We’re excited, they were a premier league team last year, with some good quality players, so we’re looking forward to that challenge, as every game is in the Championship.

“There’s never an easy game in the Championship, maybe their squad doesn’t reflect their league position, but there’s plenty of time left in the season and we take every game as it comes and we’ll be looking to get a result tomorrow and put in a good performance.

“They’ve [the fans] been massive for us home and away and the support we feel from them is massive and we really do appreciate the support and it really does give you an extra boost going into games, they’re great and we ask they continue to do that.”


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