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INTERVIEW: Callum Doyle looks ahead to Sheffield United and discusses time at Coventry

24 December 2022

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INTERVIEW: Callum Doyle looks ahead to Sheffield United and discusses time at Coventry

24 December 2022

Sky Blues defender Callum Doyle told how he is enjoying his time at the club, following a run of games under his belt.

Since his arrival from Manchester City on loan, Doyle has gone on to become a regular in the starting eleven, making 17 appearances in the Championship.

An injury to centre-back Kyle McFadzean has also meant in recent weeks that Doyle has been tasked with the central role in the back three.

The 19-year-old spoke about relishing the opportunity has been given, as well as playing his rolle in a number of clean sheets and City’s busy run of fixtures over the festive period.

 

Bouncing back with victory over West Brom…

“It was important, especially after the 3-3, we need that lift within the team. It was out game in hand, so it was important to get the win and the clean sheet.

“I am not too focussed on the Swansea game now, but I think after half time we fell flat, we stopped trying to attack and a good team put the pressure on us.

“The goals were bad goals to concede but we’ve bounced back, which was important.

 

On the clean sheets…

“The lads are pleased, especially Ben Wilson.

“He’s doing really well at the moment and it was good to get the 11th the other day and hopefully there are more to come.”

 

Moving to the middle of the back three…

“It’s a new challenge. I’ve not played in the middle of a three before but I’m willing to play any position if it gets me game time and experience.

“We’ve lost Kyle’s experience, but I feel like I’m doing well at the moment.

“You’ve got to communicate more in that role. I’m still young and I’m learning a lot from Kyle. I just need to keep on doing it and keep pushing.

“I’ve played across the back three now, in all positions. It’s a great experience. It’s good to learn new positions and I’m really enjoying it.”

 

Reflecting on his season so far…

“I’ve settled in well and everyone here, they’ve welcomed me in and I’ve got quite a lot of game time.

“The Gaffer has given me the opportunity to play and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

 

Step-up to the Championship…

“The physicality is different in the Championship, compared to League One, and the quality and pace is quicker. You’ve got to react and adapt up here.

“From the position we’re in now, I’m hoping to make the play offs. If we keep pushing and playing how we are right now we can do it.

“We’ve got a small squad but everyone is together and we all want to work with one another. It’s a great group.”

 

On Sheffield United…

“We’ve got to respect that they’re a good team.

“It’s an away game and we come into it with some good momentum and know we can fight for this win by working even harder against a top side.”


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