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INTERVIEW: Tavares on Lions double

Forward spoke of the u23s strong start to the season...

14 September 2021

Speaking after the victory over Millwall at the Alan Higgs Centre yesterday, young City forward Fabio Tavares said he got the feeling very early on in the match that it would be the Sky Blues’ Day.

The 20-year-old scored twice in the 4-1 win over the Lions to continue his rich scoring form of late with the forward netting seven goals in his last six matches.

“I could tell from the start of the game that we would be in control for the whole of the game, and I was confident I would get some goals." Tavares said.

"I could see it building it up, we had loads of chances.

“For my first one it’s a good bit of play, Ships (Jordan Shipley) plays me in and he cuts it back and I get the shot away and then for the second one Marco gave me a great ball and I just took it around the 'keepr and finished it.

“We had a lot of possession and good play, and it was a great win."

U23s boss Luke Tisdale has already spoke to Tavares about how he hopes he develops over the course of the season and the forward isn’t shy about revealing the targets set for him.

“Luke has challenged me to get ten goals before Christmas and to be the top goal scorer in the league so that is what I am trying to aim for.

"I just want to score goals every week and that’s what I am trying to get."

The win put City's Under-23s top of their league and when asked what was behind the team’s strong start to the season Tavares was quick to praise his teammates.

“I think just the whole team, obviously I can’t score the goals on my own and people have to give me the ball to be doing that so as long as I keep making runs, I trust them to find me and I’ve got to keep putting them away for them.

“We obviously want to win the league but on a personal note like I said Luke has challenged me to be the top scorer and I have a strong belief I can do it so I’ve just got to keep plucking away at it."

The Sky Blues Under-23s are next in action on Tuesday 21st September, where Tavares will hope to continue his goal scoring run away, when they travel to QPR in what will be their fourth match of the Professional Development League.

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