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INTERVIEW: "I Love This Club"

Defender extends his Sky Blues stay…

22 April 2022

Sky Blues defender Kyle McFadzean was delighted to announce his new deal which sees him stay with City for an additional year.

Since joining in 2019, Kyle McFadzean has gone onto make over a century of appearances at the club, residing at the heart of Mark Robins’ defence.

Having played a crucial role in the Sky Blues’ success this campaign, until injury sidelined the 35-year-old, McFadzean has put pen to paper to extend his stay for a further year with Coventry.

The defender spoke of his delight ahead of the upcoming match against West Brom and what the Sky Blues means to him.

“I love this club and the fans are unbelievable and since I’ve been here, I’ve more or less played every game.

"I’ve always been available to play, don’t get me wrong, I’ve had one or two dodgy moments, but it’s all part and parcel of playing football.

“I think I’ve got better and better as I’ve gone on and I’ve learnt a lot from Adi and the Gaffer, so overall, being here has definitely improved me even though I’ve got older.

“I had to make 23 starts to earn that contract and obviously I have done that now. The Gaffer’s been really good with me, I always had that in my contract but it was always about how I did really and the Gaffer’s stuck to his word with me, so it’s nice to say I’ll be here next year.

“I love it here and long may that continue.”

Focused on the task in hand, McFadzean looked ahead to the Midlands clash against West Bromwich Albion, with the two sides side by side in the table.

With just three games left in the season, the City vice-captain looked at the landscape of the table and what it would take to make the play-offs at this late stage.

“They’ve got loads of experience, good players and they’re going to want to put a good performance in, obviously going to Forest and losing 4-0 they’ll want to respond because if they had won the other night then they would’ve been close, but they’re a couple of points off us now.

“As players you keep going until it’s mathematically impossible and they’ll come out against us and it’ll be a tough game, they’ll try and beat uses so we might be able to catch them on the counter-attack.

“I watched their game [against Nottingham Forest] the other night and they were unlucky, they got the sending off, but I think [the play-offs] is a step too far for them.

“We can still do it, if we win Saturday and we come back in and it’s just a point then it’s game on. We all believe, but it’s a tough ask now.

“We’ve got three games left and we’ve got to win them all, we can do it, but we’ve got to take it one game at a time and win on Saturday first, we can’t look past this game, it’s going to be a tough one and I’m looking forward to it.

“We can’t worry about anybody else, we’ve got to win our games and hope that the others have lost or drawn, it’s going to be interesting because it’s football, anything can happen, we can do it until it’s mathematically impossible and we’ll keep going."


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