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INTERVIEW: Kasey Palmer on Middlesbrough win and impressive performance

The Sky Blues midfielder has been speaking to the media following his side's win...

1 October 2022

Kasey Palmer spoke of his delight after the Sky Blues picked up their first win of the season against Middlesbrough at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The midfielder was handed his first start at home since joining the club and he played his part with an impressive performance to help City to three points.

Palmer continues to find his rhythm since his move from Bristol City in the summer and left the pitch to a standing ovation after a positive display.

Kasey looked back on the victory, the match winner Viktor Gyokeres and how he is looking to get off the mark in Sky Blue.

Picking up the first win of the season…

“It's been a frustrating one for everyone, but the performances have been there in parts.

“I think we showed what we're capable of, but it's about backing up on Tuesday and Saturday again, just to build some rhythm.

“Now we've got all the games coming and they’re going to be on and not going be cancelled so hopefully we can get some minimum.

“I think we just backed up the last two performances and obviously the clean sheet helps.”

Looking for that first goal…

“I think I had a few today to be fair, I'm still trying to get my first goal, which obviously is a big one to get off the mark, so hopefully that can come on Tuesday.

“I had a chance really early on to be fair, but it's gone now, and I saw it back and I don’t want to see it back again and at least we won so hopefully everyone forgets about that.

“Then the one in the second half, I saw that one back and I probably had more time than I thought, but when the crowd shout, shoot, I thought someone was closer to me than there was, but it's one of them.”

On Viktor Gyokeres being the match winner…

“Vik's a top player and you know with Vik and Godden up to that they're guaranteed goals. They're both different players.

“Godders is a clinical striker and then Vik’s going run in behind and he showed that today, how quick he is.

“When he starts running behind, it's hard for anyone to deal with. So, we’re buzzing we've got him in our team and we need to keep using him for the talent that he brings.”

The team playing their part as a collective…

“Yeah, I think that's why we got the squad. Callum is coming back, which is going to be a big plus for everyone, he plays in my position, but I want him to be back as well because he brings so much to the team.

“There's a lot of games, so we need everyone to dig in and obviously Gus is going be missing for the next few games and he's a big player for us, but it's a collective and we all need to play our part.”

The feeling that the season starts today…

“Yeah, it felt like that to be fair. Obviously after the break we go again and there's no missed games because we know the home pitch is is sorted.

“There isn’t going to be anymore cancellations the day before and things like that, so mentally we know we can kind of kick on and obviously today is a great start to the games building up to World Cup.”

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