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INTERVIEW: Jamie Allen talks Norwich, captaincy and goal targets

20 January 2023

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Jamie Allen talks Norwich, captaincy and goal targets

20 January 2023

As the Sky Blues prepare to face Norwich City this weekend, stand-in captain Jamie Allen gave his thoughts ahead of the weekend.

Allen has featured in every Sky Blues fixture this season and has become a key asset in Mark Robins starting eleven.

The 27-year-old reflected on that role and coming up against the Canaries at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

 

Last week against Burnley and conceding from a set-piece…

“For 70 minutes we were in the game and had a lot of chances, we just need to be more ruthless really.

“It’s always in the back of your mind. We didn’t concede a set play for ages at the start of the season, so we just need to pick that up again and keep it strong in our own box.”

 

 

Facing Norwich and the reverse game…

“You look forward to the big games. There are some tough teams in this league, and these are one of them. We owe them one this time round because we didn’t do too well at their place.

“That was a probably one of the most disappointing games this season

“It’s going well. I’m getting the most game time I’ve had at the club, and I just need to keep at it.

“I need more goals and assists, and I am hoping for double figures on goals this season, that’s my target.”

 

Looking at his role this season…

“I don’t find it difficult to adjust. I’ve played in all those positions throughout my career. I’m aware now of where I need to be, and I can do a good job in any of them.

“I’ve also enjoyed being captain. It was unexpected but it’s happened and I’m enjoying it.

“I didn’t expect that, but I’ve done myself justice by keeping my head down, working hard.

“I’m a quiet lad but I try my best to be more vocal. We’ll take it step by step! Most of it is my work ethic. I try to lead by example with that and I try to get the others working hard for their teammates.”

 

On Doug King taking over as Majority Owner…

“We haven’t met him yet, no. We are excited by the news, though. It will be good to see what happens in the near future.

“It hasn’t been in the front of our minds, however because we’ve had so many games to focus on.

“As players, we want to strive to get I to the top six and higher. We want to reach the premier league so to hear his ambition, it’s good for the club.

“Every player wants to play Premier League. I feel like I cope at this level, I just hope that we as a team can push on this season.”


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