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INTERVIEW: Cian Tyler's Crewe Reaction

Goalkeeper gives his thoughts...

10 November 2021

Speaking after the Sky Blues Under 23s’ victory over Crewe Alexandra, ‘keeper Cian Tyler praised his team mates and said that he hopes the good form keeps going.

After a goalless first half City scored three goals in the second half to triumph 3-1 winners over the Railwaymen at the Alan Higgs Centre and secure a fourth successive win, with Tyler also reflecting on his own start to the season.

“I’m buzzing, it’s another win, the boys are on fire at the moment. I’m obviously gutted about not keeping a clean sheet because that is what I want to be doing but I’m really happy for the boys, we keep churning out results and hopefully keep going,” said Tyler.

“I do get a lot of satisfaction of making saves, you grow up as a goalkeeper and I am always the one sitting there thinking I would be the one stopping them scoring those goals.

“But it’s part of my job isn’t it so I look forward to making those saves and that’s what I train day in day out for so when they come off in the games I’m happy.

“It can be really hard (staying alert) to be honest, especially when I am playing in a team as good as our 23s team at the moment as I’m going 20 minutes without touching the ball and it’s important I stay focused on the game.

“I talk to the players and make sure I’m keeping on top of it and communicating in the game and that keeps me involved and on my toes so I’m ready to make the saves when I’m needed.”

Tyler has been impressed with the start to the season the Under 23s have made, winning 8 of their 10 matches, and the 19-year-old believes the attitude of the squad has been a key ingredient to the success.

“Honestly I just think it’s a great bunch of boys, everyone works really hard in training day in day out, there are no slackers or bad eggs and even when the first team players drop down they give it their all and I think it’s just a credit to everyone’s attitude towards training which is spot on and that is why we get the results in the games we play in.

“You’re not going to make a great team without a good coach so Luke does his job well and then you can see that on the pitch.

“I say to my dad before games its odd going into Under 23s games now because as I’ve been coming through when I was younger we weren’t always winning games and going into games thinking we’re going to win this one.

“Then especially this season I’m coming into every game this season thinking I want a clean sheet and I want to win and it feels like we do that against every team we play against to be honest.”

This season has seen Tyler spend a lot of time with the first team, both in training and match day involvement, and he says he is just trying to take in as much as he can from the experience as he seeks to develop his career in the game.

“It’s been really important (for my development), being involved in the first team on a daily basis is great because that is the level I am trying to get to and the level I want to be playing at when I’m older, so being around that is great.

“Both Ben (Wilson) and Mooro (Simon Moore) are great goalkeepers with loads of experience in the Championship, and Mooro even higher, and it’s just great to be around them and be apart of that group because it helps me tenfold because I can learn as much as I want off them.

“Then obviously playing for the Under 23s as well, just getting in as many games in as possible, because games are great, you get form and when you get on a nice run of form you’re rolling.

“I just want to maintain and do as much stuff with the First Team as possible then carry on with the performances in games.

“We want to win the league with the Under 23s, and with the first team I just carry on being involved and play my part and hopefully they can end up as high as possible really.”


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