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INTERVIEW: Simon Moore Bristol City Preview

Goalkeeper Simon Moore looks ahead to the clash with Bristol City...

5 November 2021

Simon Moore looks ahead to the clash against Bristol City and reflected personally on his time with the Sky Blues, so far.

Having joined the Sky Blues on a permanent deal in the summer, shot-stopper Simon Moore has firmly cemented his position between the sticks with some superb performances this season.

On a personal note, Moore says he’s enjoyed his time with the Sky Blues, so far, but acknowledges there’s still room to grow.

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“I’m enjoying myself and that’s the most important thing, to be honest, after going so long without regular football its nice to be playing week in week out.

“I’m still learning, there are parts of my game that I know that still need to be better, but so far I’ve enjoyed myself, the lads are a great bunch.

“I’ve had parts of my career where I’m playing week in week out, I always try to prepare myself mentally to do the right thing, whether I’m playing or not.

“As a keeper you need to be ready to step in whenever, whether it be an injury, or loss of form, and you need to be there to take that chance and wherever I’ve been in those periods I’ve kept myself fit and mentally strong to prepare myself for times like this where I am playing.”

Reflecting on the previous match against Swansea, Moore says the squad are disappointed with the result, but ready to put it right against Bristol City at the Coventry Building Society Arena, on Saturday.

“The good thing with the Championship is that the fixtures come thick and fast and we had the disappointment of Tuesday night, but we get the chance to rectify that pretty quickly.

“We shot ourselves in the foot going 2-0 down and it gave us a mountain to climb. Swansea are an established Championship team, who are very good and I think it shows how we’ve come that we’re coming away from the game disappointed.

“Its a crazy league and that’s why everyone loves it, everyone is capable of beating everyone, anything can happen, but you have to prepare the best you can to go and win.

‘We’re fourth in the table, and want to stay there, but it’s about taking it game by game, enjoying it and doing the absolute best we can and if we do that I don’t think we can have any complaints.’

Raring to go again this weekend, Moore reflects on life with fans inside stadiums again and gives his thoughts on the Sky Blue faithful and their support.

“It’s brilliant, the stadium is so good, our fans are superb, home and away, and it makes a massive difference and the difference between lockdown football and now is chalk and cheese.

“The difference the fans make in a stadium is so much better, I’m just thankful to be playing infront of the fans now, it makes it 100 times better, I’m sure the lads agree with me.

“We play for big games, big atmospheres, that’s why you play football, we’ve got such a strong following, so I know they’ll be coming in their numbers tomorrow.

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