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INTERVIEW: Dom Hyam Reading Preview

A return to face his former side…

11 February 2022

Dom Hyam looks ahead to this weekend's clash against Reading, his tenure with the Royals, and the Sky Blues' chances in the play-off picture.

After a jam-packed week of games, defender Dom Hyam insists the Sky Blues are fit and raring to go again, as they look to climb back into the play-off race.

“I’m as recovered as I can be, it’s just part of the job really, especially when we’ve got so many games in such as short space of time, so a lot of focus is on recovery and making sure you’re ready for the next game.

“We’re hearing it a lot of being the best team that teams are coming up against, but not getting the results after which is pretty frustrating, but we’re playing well and we’ve just got to turn these performances into points and we’ve got to believe we can do it ourselves.

“We’re a confident group and we know what can happen in this league, if you put in a run of six or seven games then you’re right in amongst it again, we’ve got to stay within this chasing pack for the play-off spots and focus on each game as it comes.

“We want to be in and around it and gives ourselves as much chance as we can, we’ve just got to focus on each game as it comes, but you can’t help think about getting a little run together.

“We’re more than capable of doing it, but we’ve got to believe and put in some good performances and get them wins, we’re always backing each other and whoever is starting has our full support, so it’s a good environment and we’re all pushing each other and that’s what you need in a competitive squad.

With focus set on the upcoming game, Hyam spoke on his time with the Royals, coming through their academy system, before looking ahead to the game in hand.

“Back to the old stomping ground, I spent about nine years there, from 12 to 21 and I owe the club a lot.

"It’s a massive part of my development as a player and as a person so I’m looking forward to going back, apparently it’s going to be quite a high attendance, so really looking forward to it.

“Every game is an opportunity, but every game is also a tough game, they’ve got some players back fit now, the likes of Lucas Joao and they’ve got players that can hurt you and we’re not naive to that because every game is going to be tough and we’ve got to be at our best to win and we’re going out to win.

“They’ve got a good squad, they’ve been unlucky with injuries at times, every game is an opportunity to get three points, there hasn’t been many games where we’ve been outplayed this season, but every game is tough, we’ve just got to go out there an try and get the three points.”

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