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INTERVIEW: Kyle McFadzean talks QPR win, clean sheets and winning run

The defender helps City to a tenth clean sheets...

12 November 2022

Kyle McFadzean gave us his thoughts following City’s impressive 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

He was instrumental at the back for Coventry who claimed their tenth clean sheet of the season and moved up to 11th in the Championship table.

Speaking after the final whistle, Fadz touched on the QPR win, Viktor Gyokeres’ form, his bursting run in the second half and action after the World Cup break.

On the performance versus QPR…

“Really good tonight.

“On and off the pitch, everyone is enjoying it at the moment, and we don’t really want the break at the minute, but it will be nice to get some rest and some bodies back for the next trip away.”

On City’s four straight wins and clean sheets…

“It starts from Vik at the front and really, it’s all the strikers and the midfielders, they all work really hard to make it easy for us at the back.

“It’s been good, it’s been a big team effort from everyone because we have used the squad and that just shows what we are going to need this year.”

On Robins stating today was one of the best performances under his reign…

“I’d agree, it was one of the best I’ve seen.

“You look at our midfielders and strikers, if us guys do your job at the back, we won’t be far away (from the play-offs) come the end of the season, we just have to keep everyone together.

On the positive start…

“Always nice to get the early goal and we started well today and we scored, which was nice because we haven’t scored that many early ones have we, but like I say, we were good and obviously the second goal was even better.

On Vik’s second goal today…

“Not quite as good as the one on Tuesday night versus Wigan,” He joked.

“He does that every week so defenders must hate playing against him and it’s from the first minute to the last minute he can run, and that’s very hard to do.

“Then in the second half, I was quite shocked he passed me the ball to be honest because he had already scored two!

“I was shouting at him to pass it to Callum, but he passed it to me, and I should have just shot.”

On his run in the second half…

“I don’t think the gaffer would have liked it” he smiled.

“I used to do that a lot at my other clubs, running out with the ball and stuff similar to that. Now it takes a bit longer to get back!

“I was pleased with my own performance; the clean sheet is the main thing and obviously going into the break with a win.”

On keeping Ben Wilson quiet in the second period…

“They are a good team.

“I think they may have had an illness in the camp too and a few injuries, but that’s all part of football. We had the same against Blackpool and we struggled.

“At least seven of us started in that game that shouldn’t have and when you haven’t got a big squad, these things can happen. The break will be nice for QPR but it’s not what we wanted.”

On ten clean sheets…

“I was just saying to the lads that was last season’s total!

“We have matched last season’s clean sheet total already and obviously; we had targets at the start of the season, and we should be hitting them.

“I can’t tell you what they are, but we should be hitting them.”

On City’s move up the table…

“We were never panicking about relegation.

“We have not caught up yet and we have always said there is no point in looking at the table until we have caught teams up.

“Let’s wait and see and hopefully we will be in the play-offs.”

On his great start to the season…

“I feel really good, I had a few years out earlier in my career through injury.

“I feel as good as anything at the moment, and I train every day and don’t miss any days off. I know my body and I know I can still do it.

“We have a really good bunch of players too which helps me a lot because I love playing with them. Especially the younger ones beside me! Credit to the staff they are keeping me going.”

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