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INTERVIEW: Jordan Shipley QPR Reaction

Goalscorer reflects on yesterday's 2-1 loss...

23 January 2022

Sky Blues goalscorer Jordan Shipley reflected on yesterday’s game following a 2-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers.

Shipley scored an ambitious long-range effort on 50 minutes following Andre Gray’s early strike to level the scores, however Albert Adomah’s late winner ensured that the visitors claimed the three points in a dramatic end-to-end contest.

“I thought we played really well. It was a tough game, you know they’re going to be competitive, good on the ball, they’ve got good players, but I think we dominated them in the first half,” Shipley mentioned.

“It was very disappointing, but those things happen, it’s about how you bounce back after it. I thought we did really well, we probably should have got two or three goals in the first half. It was a difficult one to take but we came back strongly.

“The good thing is that we’re getting our shots off, it’s the taking our chances which I think is the next big thing for the boys.”

City’s equaliser came from a well-worked corner routine as Kane found Shipley lurking on the edge of the penalty area to power a shot into the roof of the net. Following the goal, Shipley spoke about the release of emotion after scoring, as well as taking on the role of left wing-back.

“It’s one of those strikes where it hits your boot and you can just feel the connection. I looked around the defender and saw it go into the top corner and I just let everything out after that.

“It was a bit of emotion that came out; it’s been a tough season for me personally, but the team are doing really well and it’s nice to be back out there with the boys and contributing by scoring as well.

“I enjoy playing any position, I’m not a natural left wing-back but I’ll give it a good go and I’m enjoying it at the moment, I really am. I feel confident and hopefully it can carry on.

“It’s about taking it game by game, just building up the fitness, getting the legs going again, and hopefully that can keep going.

“I’m happy to be back on the pitch, playing for the club I love.”

Next up for the Sky Blues is the visit of Stoke City to the Coventry Building Society Arena, and Shipley highlighted his enthusiasm for another challenge on Tuesday night.

“If we take the way which we played here into the Stoke game, we might come away with a point or three points, it’s just the way it is. If you take your chances, anything can happen.”

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