Kyle McFadzean’s second clean sheet in five days helped the Sky Blues rise to fourth place in the SkyBet Championship last night, having earned a 1-0 victory versus Cardiff City at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
Following yesterday’s win, Kyle shared his delight for his side’s exemplary home form.
“It couldn’t have been much better, could it?” affirmed McFadzean.
“We had good home form at Birmingham and that is one big thing which we wanted to take into this season. It’s really nice to have the fans back, because trust me they do make some noise, so long may that continue as well.”
Viktor Gyökeres’ fourth goal of the season last night ensured that the Sky Blues claimed the three points once again, and McFadzean shared his first-hand experience of Viktor’s impressive ability.
“We have a good battle in training and it’s good because I’ve always said to him that I don’t want to be those defenders every week playing against him, because he’s non-stop.
“I knew that it would be tough for them tonight, to handle him, and he’s run them ragged. Plus Waghorn as well, they both work really well together.
“He’s a good lad, so I’m glad that he’s scored again.”
McFadzean was also pleased to see his defence withhold Cardiff’s formidable attack, with a fine personal display of his own contributing last night:
“They’ve got a few big lads and I thought that we dealt with it really well.
“I don’t want to get carried away; I have to just keep my standards every week.
“We’ve got targets and we keep hitting them, so hopefully we can keep on doing that.”
Moreover, McFadzean was encouraged by the continued strength of the Sky Blues’ performances once again:
“We’ve got great staff and they work so hard behind the scenes. They give us so much information and this year I think that the strength of the squad is so good, so we’ve got to perform every week or you’ll get taken out of the team. Obviously the group is so close together, so that helps as well.
“We know we’re coming up against some really big teams who have spent a lot of money, but weird things happen in football and we just need to take things one game at a time. I know it’s an old cliché, but we just need to keep working hard as a group.
“We’ve had a good start and we need to recover now, with a big game on Saturday.”
McFadzean will be in action once again this weekend as the Sky Blues make the away trip to face Millwall on Saturday at 3pm.