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INTERVIEW: Martyn Waghorn Preston Reaction

The striker looks back on a frustrating evening...

31 August 2022

Sky Blue striker Martyn Waghorn reflected on what he called a frustrating evening for his side, as they slipped to defeat to Preston North End.

City hit the woodwork twice at the Coventry Building Society Arena but were left disappointed when Emil Riis scored 15 minutes from time.

Looking back on the game, Waghorn believes City were good enough to get something from the game, but admitted the visitors frustrated the Sky Blues.

“We had a foot hold on the game, and we were putting them under pressure and then they have one chance in the box, and they put it away.” Waghorn said.

“When things are going against you in this league it kind of occurs and it’s frustrating because we were building pressure and doing the right things and normally at home it’s the other way round and we nick a goal.

“I thought we needed to get the first goal and if we did that, I think we would’ve grown into it and been more solid.

“They’re a well organised team and they’ve started the season well with lots of clean sheets and not many goals, so that’s why we thought if we scored the first goal, we could’ve had a successful evening.

“It’s just disappointing in the first home game this season that we can’t come away with any points.”

Wednesday night was Waghorn’s first start of the season, after he missed the opening weekend of the season with a calf injury.

Now, after getting over 60 minutes under his belt, Waghorn is looking to get a run of games in the Championship.

“I had a calf strain so it’s nice to get back out there and get some minutes and hopefully I can get a run of games to get into rhythm and get a bit of a flow going.

“We have good numbers up top and strength in depth and there’s competition for places, so I just need to keep my head down and keep working and when the opportunity comes try and take it.

“Hopefully I can build on today and stay in the managers plans and when I get my chances try and take it.”

The Sky Blues and Waghorn travel to Carrow Road next up, as they take on Norwich City in Championship action.

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