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INTERVIEW: Dom Hyam Nottingham Forest Reaction

The defender reflects on yesterday's defeat...

7 April 2022

Sky Blues defender Dom Hyam looked back on last night’s 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

James Garner’s strike on the hour mark added to Brennan Johnson’s first-half effort, as the hosts retained the three points at The City Ground.

Following the contest, Dom Hyam reflected on the Sky Blues’ performance against high-quality opposition.

“We let them in two or three times and they punished us,” Hyam stated.

“We looked to punish them and it didn’t quite happen, but they have some really good players and I fancy them to go all the way in the playoffs, to be honest. They’ve got all of the momentum, they’re young, they’re fresh and momentum is a massive thing in football so they might go all the way.

“I think our performance was good for the most of it, we put a really good team under pressure quite a lot of times, especially in the first half.

“But yeah, we’re obviously disappointed to lose but there were some good performances in there today.

“We’ve got to capitalise on the good play that we have and also shut them out at our end, so we probed and had a few chances but just lacked that bit of conviction.

“We’ll take our medicine and learn from it; it was a good performance for most of it but little things made the difference.”

The 26-year-old also spoke of his opportunity to wear the captain’s armband once again, and what it means to take on that extra responsibility.

“I loved that, yeah. I’ll take that responsibility.

"It doesn’t change the way which I play, it’s just that little bit of extra responsibility and team talk, other than that I give 100% every game regardless.”

Next up for the Sky Blues is a visit to Craven Cottage to face Fulham, an occasion which Hyam is looking forwards to.

“They are without doubt the best team outside the Premier League, so we can fancy our chances.

“It’ll be a tough game, we’re under no illusions about that, but this is why we’re in the game. You get challenges like this against strikers with 38 goals in 39 games.

These are the games that you want to play in to test yourself, so I’m looking forwards to it”


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