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INTERVIEW: Moore overjoyed with Boro victory

City's 'keeper's first clean sheet at the CBS Arena helped ensure all three points...

13 September 2021

Speaking after the victory over Middlesbrough, goalkeeper Simon Moore explained how the togetherness within the group has been a big factor in the Sky Blues’ strong start to the 2021/22 Championship campaign.

The summer signing kept his second clean sheet of the season against the Teessiders on Saturday as City secured their third successive league win back at the Coventry Building Society Arena and Moore spoke of the hard work that goes in on the training pitch.

“I think the lads have been fantastic all season, ever since I’ve come into the building, I have been so impressed with the quality that we’ve got and the team spirit.

“I think that is the biggest thing for me is it’s such a tight knit group of lads, I noticed that as soon as I came in and to be successful that is the foundations you need to build, but not only that but we have some very talented footballers.

“It’s a team game, we say it all the time, and we are a team with good individuals but there are a lot of teams that have that, that don’t have that togetherness. We’ve got players not just the starting eleven but the whole squad that can play and the competition is healthy competition.

“Everybody of course wants to be in that starting eleven but there is no animosity, and everybody works hard on the training ground and credit to the gaffer and his staff as the sessions they have put on for us have been second to none."

The 31-year-old was called into action where he pulled off a terrific triple save and although it was a bit of a blur Moore was just happy to keep the ball out of his net.

“I don’t really know what happened to be honest, I remember saving the first one then crashing into the post for the second one then I think Fadz gave me a big stud on the third one!

“But showing that team spirit, putting bodies on the line, there is no way you can be successful without that and as I say we’ve got a really good set of lads here and we just need to keep doing what we are doing, working hard and not change anything and not get too carried away.

“My job is there to makes saves and some weeks it goes for you and some weeks it doesn’t. I’m very calm and I know that in football good things happen and bad things happen and when the good times come enjoy it, and when the bad times come don’t get too down about it and every time just learn from the experience.

“We’ve had a brilliant start, better than what we could have imagined, and we’ve just got to keep believing in ourselves."

Finally, Moore has been impressed with the support he and his teammates have enjoyed so far this season and believes the strong vocal support from the Sky Blue Army made Saturday’s result all the more rewarding.

“It’s been awesome, the fans have been brilliant! It’s such a great stadium and the more fans we get in the better and obviously the more successful the team is that attracts more fans to come along.

“I think we play incredible football in all honesty and if I was a spectator I would be wanting to come to watch and support the team and the home record speaks for it’s self and makes a massive difference.”

“The support has been class and getting that buzz seeing everyone so happy after a result like Saturday's is really good."

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