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INTERVIEW: Kasey Palmer talks Watford, first goal and Sky Blues career so far

4 November 2022

City midfielder Kasey Palmer is looking forward to getting back to action this weekend as the Sky Blues travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford.

Palmer and his teammates take on the Hornets in Championship action, off the back of picking up three points against Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.

Kasey came off the bench to help City get over the line that night, having an influential role on the pitch, a theme which has been evident throughout the season.

Looking back on his time with Coventry so far, Palmer looked back at his minutes to date, role on the pitch, linking up with Callum O’Hare and heading to Watford tomorrow afternoon.


Back to full fitness…

“I’m pretty much near to 100%.

“The more I play the fitter I will obviously get, so there’s still a bit more to go, but I feel good and I feel like I can do the defensive side and get forward as much as I can when I’m on the pitch, so I feel good.

It’s been a good start so far and it’s been good to get back on the pitch and get minutes under my belt.”


The defensive side to his game…

“I think it’s something the coaches would say I need to add to my game, so when I do add that, on top of what I can do with the ball, it adds a new dimension to my game.

“I would say it’s something I’ve definitely worked on over the summer, to get fitter to be able to do that.”


Scoring his first goal…

“It was nice to score.

“When you join a new club, you want to get that first goal as soon as possible and I missed a few chances in previous games, so to get that first goal was a good feeling and hopefully there’s many more to come.

“I definitely meant to put it through the defenders’ legs, 100%, a few people have asked me but it was definitely intentional.”


Having to play up front against Blackpool…

“It was different, it was a different kind of role for me, but I’ve played there before in similar situations previously at other clubs and when I was growing up.

“It’s not my preferred position with my back to goal, but its what the team needed on the day, and I had to apply myself in that position and I enjoyed it.”


Playing with Callum O’Hare…

“Callum is a top player, and he was obviously injured for a long time, so to have him back it’s good for everyone.

“We can play together, and I think you saw for my goal, we’re on the same wavelength in and around the box with little touches and flicks, so there’s a lot more of that to come hopefully.”


Bouncing back with victory against Blackburn…

“It was massive, I think we needed it after the two previous results, so for us to get that win it lifts everyone going into what will be a tough game tomorrow.

“We know we need to follow it up with another performance and hopefully another three points, but if we can’t do that, we need to make sure we don’t lose, it’s about trying to pick up as many points as possible before heading into the break.”


Facing Watford this weekend…

“It will be a tough game; we know they have Premier League quality players.

“We know if we’re not at our best then it will be a tough day, but we know we can cause them as man problems as they can cause us, so hopefully we can execute the game plan then we should be fine.”


The Sky Blues supporters…

“Before I signed, the Gaffer said the fans are different class here and obviously you expect managers to say that, but I’ve been surprised with how well they travel and the noise they make and long may it continue.

“Hopefully we can give them something to cheer about tomorrow going to Watford.”



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