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INTERVIEW: Ben Sheaf QPR Preview

The midfielder looks ahead to tomorrow's contest...

21 January 2022

Sky Blues midfielder Ben Sheaf highlighted his excitement to be returning to the Coventry Building Society Arena ahead of this weekend’s SkyBet Championship action.

The 23-year-old spoke of how his side are looking forward to the test of facing 4th-placed QPR and 8th-placed Stoke City in the next two consecutive home fixtures.

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“I’ve loved every home game which we’ve had this season.” Sheaf mentioned.

“The fans are magnificent and hopefully we can get as many in as possible again this Saturday to create a really good atmosphere.

“I know there’s two really tough fixtures, two teams which are in and around a similar position to us, but we have got to see it as a great opportunity to pick up points and move up the table.

“It will be difficult, but I’m confident with our squad and the players we’ve got that we can put in good performances and pick up points.”

Sheaf’s side will approach tomorrow’s contest with two wins in the last two games, beating Derby County in the FA Cup and claiming an impressive 4-1 victory over Peterborough.

As a result, the midfielder highlighted the Sky Blues’ recent form as a cause for optimism heading into the next round of fixtures.

“It was a big result, a 4-1 away win, and it was a good performance. Nice to score a few goals, it was good for the team morale and gets us back on track.

“[Things are going] pretty well, I’d say. I’m enjoying my football, I’m looking to take each opportunity which I get and I feel like I’m enjoying myself and doing pretty well at the moment. I just need to work hard and keep doing what I’m doing.”

As City have been firing in the goals recently, Sheaf also reflected on the possibility of adding his name onto the scoresheet as well.

“I’ve been close in the last few games. I do feel like it’s coming, but I’ve just got to continue to do my job first and foremost, moving the ball through the thirds, and then if I can add that to my game then great.

“The more times I get into that position, the more likely it is to go in one day. I try to work on that and that’s definitely something which I’m looking to add to my game to take it to another level.”

Tomorrow will also the bring the first Sky Blues fixture since Jake Bidwell signed for Mark Robins’ side, and Sheaf spoke of how his new teammate has settled in since joining.

“He seems to have settled in really well. A good player with some really good experience under his belt. He’s settled in well, he’s a really great lad.

“He’s trained a few times with us so far, and he seems well-rounded, good on the ball, a good defender. I feel like his career so far speaks for itself in terms of his attributes and that sort of thing, so we’re happy to have him and like I said, he’s a real nice guy.”

Supporters can view further details on tomorrow’s 3pm kick-off at the Coventry Building Society Arena by clicking HERE.


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