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INTERVIEW: Jordan Shipley Stoke City Reaction

Sky Blues star reflects on final day of the season...

8 May 2022

Sky Blues midfielder Jordan Shipley spoke to the press after an emotional final day of the season for the 24-year-old.

This weekend’s 1-1 draw with Stoke opened with Viktor Gyökeres’ 14th minute strike to put the Sky Blues ahead before Sam Clucas equalised for the hosts moments before half-time.

Following Saturday’s contest, Shipley thanked the Sky Blues fans for their support this weekend and throughout his time at the club.

“I wear my heart on my sleeve and it was all a bit too much for me at the end. I tried to hold it together, but the lads are great and if this is the end then it’s been great,” Shipley stated.

“It’s getting to the stage now, I’ll be 25 next season and I’ve got to play games really. We’ll see what happens over the time off but I really want to play some football now and get a lot of games under my belt.

“I appreciate all of the fans, thank you for supporting me for the past six years. It’s been a great six years and obviously I’ve been here since I was a little boy and I’ve enjoyed every moment. The highs, the lows, everything. It’s been a great experience.

“It’s always nice to hear the fans cheering your song and if they’re singing your song then you’ve done something right.

“The players are brilliant, the manager has been brilliant and I’ve enjoyed this season. I’ve enjoyed working hard with them and it’s been really good.”

Shipley also spoke of his strike against Exeter City in the 2018 League Two play-off final as his favourite goal in Sky Blue.

“Yeah, that’s probably my favourite goal. But the one against QPR this season was a good strike and is definitely up there.

“I enjoy every goal, every win, every loss is a learning curve for all of us. It’s been a great ride.”

Having started yesterday's game before being substituted on 68 minutes, the midfielder also reflected on his performance at the Bet365 Stadium.

“I’ve fully enjoyed today, especially the first half. I thought I did really well, I thought the team did really well.

“It’s the last game of the season and the lads wanted to put on a show and I think we did that.

“I think we had about ten shots in the first half, if we finished another two or three of them the game would have been over and that would’ve been it. It’s good that we were creating chances.

“You know the way we play, we like to get as many players forward as possible but we need to be solid at the back for us to keep momentum in the game.

“It’s something that we look at, but the whole game has been good and the lads have been excellent this season, so you can’t take anything away from them.”


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