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INTERVIEW: Ben Sheaf ready for Birmingham City trip

The Sky Blues midfielder is hoping for repeat of last season’s performance against Blues…

16 September 2022

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INTERVIEW: Ben Sheaf ready for Birmingham City trip

The Sky Blues midfielder is hoping for repeat of last season’s performance against Blues…

16 September 2022

Sky Blues midfielder Ben Sheaf has backed Coventry City's travelling supporters to bring a fierce following as they look for their first win of the season.

Mark Robins' side will make the short trip to St Andrews on Saturday as they look for a repeat of their 4-2 win at the stadium from earlier this year.

Sheaf netted twice in a matter of minutes that day, as the Sky Blues stormed to a 4-2 win in Small Heath after being, at one stage, two goals down.

“Scoring twice there last season is a good memory and I’m hoping for another couple of goals on Saturday,” he said.

“It was a good game last year and we were backed by a great away following as usual. Hopefully we can go there and get another result like we did last time.

“It is a little bit weird to go back to St. Andrews, we played a couple of seasons there, I played in one of them, and it is a bit strange. 

“I wouldn’t say it feels like we’re the home team but it feels very familiar and with the backing of our fans it feels like a stadium full of Sky Blues supporters and the lads are looking forward to going and playing there.

“We’ve spoke about how we’ve got to empty the tank before the international break and everyone has got to give it their all because we’ll have some time without a game again, so we’ve got to give everything and hopefully we can get a result.”

Sheaf has established himself in the Coventry City side over recent months, forming a strong partnership with fellow midfielder Gustavo Hamer.

“You don’t ever want to get too complacent but I certainly feel like I’ve found my feet at this level, and I feel like I’m getting better and better but always learning,” he said.

“I don’t think I get enough goals. Only two last year and both in one game and it’s something I’m trying to improve on but I don’t want to put too much pressure on it because when that happens it usually doesn’t come.

“I’m enjoying my football at this level and I want to get better and add a few more goals and assists, but the most important thing is performances and wins essentially.

"Gus and I have a good relationship and it can only get better. We played a lot with each other last season and did well, and Gus plays very free which is something that I look at and want to add to my game at times.

"There’s no denying his talent and technical ability and when we get it going, it’s a joy to play with him."


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