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INTERVIEW: Dom Hyam Birmingham City Preview

The latest from City's stand-in skipper...

14 April 2022

Dom Hyam is looking forward to tomorrow's clash with Birmingham City, as the Sky Blues return to St Andrew's.

City played their scheduled home fixtures at the home of Birmingham City for two seasons, winning the League One title and enjoying their first season back in the Championship at the venue.

Dom thanked Birmingham for what they did for the Sky Blues during that two-year-spell, but him and his team mates will be targetting three points come kick-off.

“We know it’s going to be a completely different game and we know both sets of fans are going to be up for it, it’s going to be a good game.

“We’ve got a lot to thank Birmingham for, the two years we had at St. Andrew’s. It might’ve been a different situation for Coventry if they hadn’t helped us out with that.

“It’s another game to look forward to and we’ve put together a game plan to try and get the win.”

On Sunday, Hyam lead the side out for a second successive game, with the absence of club and vice captain’s Liam Kelly, Kyle McFadzean, and Matty Godden paving the way for the 26-year-old to don the armband.

Hyam helped the Sky Blues to one of their most spectacular performances of the season, defeating Premier League-bound Fulham 3-1 on their own turf, and the City defender spoke on the honour of marshalling his side, as well as the need to pick up more clean sheets in the season run-in.

“I still give 100%, with or without the armband, I’m probably not one that shouts or screams or changes anything about my game, I communicate with everyone else.

“I feel like I’m more a captain that leads by example, rather than with their voice, it’s something I like and it’s something I relish, but there’s three or four lads that have it before me.

“Obviously we need to keep more clean sheets, we know that, but we’re also sat where we are in the table, six points off the play-offs, for a reason.

“It’s a collective thing, rather than a back five and keeper thing. Adi and the gaffer are quite good at mentioning it’s a whole team thing, so, yes, we need more clean sheets, we need one in the next couple of games, so we’ll look to get that on Friday.

“A few more clean sheets might’ve put us in and around the play-offs, but we’ve got to also look at the things we’ve done well too, we’re also doing well in other departments, I think we’re top six in goals scored in the league.”

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