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INTERVIEW: Clarke-Salter Hull Reaction

Defender Clarke-Salter speaks about yesterday's away victory...

31 October 2021

Following yesterday’s 1-0 victory against Hull City, defender Jake Clarke-Salter spoke of his delight to claim a clean sheet away from home alongside the three points.

Matty Godden’s first-half header, having latched onto Ian Maatsen’s dangerous cross, gave the Sky Blues the advantage inside ten minutes and Clarke-Salter was pleased to see City accomplish their objectives yesterday.

“We knew what we needed to do,” Jake mentioned.

“We’re a tight bunch and we came here to win today, that was the main thing.

“It’s always nice to get a clean sheet, but it’s a collective; it’s not just the boys at the back, it’s the hard work of the boys at the top as well.”

As the Sky Blues look to continue a good run of form so far this campaign, the impressive efforts of Matty Godden with two goals in the last two games also came as no surprise to Clarke-Salter:

“I haven’t been here too long, but what I see in training every day, his finishing is unbelievable. He’s always working at it, so there’s no surprise that he’s getting goals.

“I think we’ve got good players, good young players and we’ve got experience as well. Long may it continue, we shall keep putting these performances in and hopefully keep collecting three points.

“No one’s guaranteed any position in this league, so as long as we keep concentrating on ourselves then who knows what we can do.”

Jake also spoke of his attacking efforts throughout the game in support of City’s forward players, helping to support attacks from the back.

“The space was there, so I thought I would try and drive in and create that overload to help our attackers out.

“Sometimes we want them in better areas so if I can drive forwards and give them the ball in more dangerous areas, it’s only good for the team.”

As the Sky Blues now look ahead to Tuesday’s fixture at the Coventry Building Society Arena against Swansea City, Clarke-Salter highlighted the importance of the fans while enjoying his football at Coventry.

“It’s the best fans I’ve experienced in my short career so far, so we really appreciate all of the support that we’re getting and they’re like our 12th man on the pitch, so we’re loving it.

“I’m enjoying my football again, playing some good football. The team has welcomed me, the manager has welcomed me and I’m just really enjoying it.”

To watch Clarke-Salter in action supporters can see ticket details for Tuesday’s 7:45pm kick-off at home to Swansea by clicking HERE.

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