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INTERVIEW: Tyler Walker Middlesbrough Preview

The striker previews tomorrow's clash with Middlesbrough...

10 September 2021

Sky Blues forward Tyler Walker spoke of his recent return to training from injury last month, with the 24-year-old poised to help continue their strong home form tomorrow.

Last-gasp winners in both of the Sky Blues’ home league games this season mean that Mark Robins’ side look to continue that good habit with the visit of Middlesbrough to the Coventry Building Society Arena tomorrow, and Walker is ready to play his part.

“When called upon, I’ll be ready. If a chance falls my way, I’ll do my best to take it!” Tyler stated.

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Mark Robins’ strong repertoire of attackers means that the Sky Blues manager has plenty of options for tomorrow’s clash, as Walker highlighted the benefit of healthy competition.

“Competition is part of football and obviously it’s good for the squad; it keeps the high standards in training and the high level of performances in games.

"Obviously, you’ve got to earn your place and you can’t rest on your laurels, which is what we need. We’ve got four good strikers and all of us are going to be needed, so when we’re called upon we’ve got to be ready.

“I believe in myself and I believe that if chances come my way then I will put them away. I need to be ready at all times to make sure that when I am called upon, I take my chance.”

In the opening stages of the season, the Sky Blues have also added a number of new signings to the squad, progress which Tyler hopes will play a part in tomorrow’s contest with Middlesbrough.

“I definitely think we have strengthened, and we owe them one. We will be looking forward to the game. It seems like ages since we last played, because of the international break, so we’re buzzing and ready to go.

“We’ve brought in some really good signings and made the squad a lot stronger, which is what we need. It’s a difficult league and we’re going to need everyone.

“With fans inside the stadium, it makes it all the more special. It’s wicked to go there and with the fans behind us hopefully they can help us tomorrow as well.”

As Walker played alongside the Sky Blues’ newest recruit Todd Kane as a young player at Nottingham Forest, the forward also let us know what to expect from Mark Robins’ deadline day signing.

“I already know him and he’s a top lad, so hopefully he does really well for us.

“He’s a good guy, funny in the changing room and the experience he brings is massive for us as a young group. We’re buzzing that he’s here. He’s a good player and I’m sure that the fans will love him.”

Supporters can watch Walker and Kane in SkyBet Championship action tomorrow at 3pm by clicking HERE for the matchday guide on how to purchase tickets.


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