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INTERVIEW: Ben Sheaf talks return to side and Wigan draw

The midfielder made a return from injury...

14 March 2023


INTERVIEW: Ben Sheaf talks return to side and Wigan draw

The midfielder made a return from injury...

14 March 2023

Ben Sheaf made his return to the side in City's 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

Sheaf was introduced into the game at half-time and seemed to help immediately, as City took the lead in the 52nd minute.

But, despite controlling the second half, City were pegged back late on, after Kyle McFadzean deflected the ball into his own net.

Speaking after the final whistle, Sheaf spoke of his delight at returning from injury and gave his thoughts on the draw at the DW.


Reaction on the draw…

“It was disappointing. It’s good to get a point away from home, but the way the game was in the second half, we were in control for most of it.

“They had a little spell where we were a bit too deep and invited pressure and that’s when they scored, but majority of the time we were in control.

“It’s disappointing, but we have to take the positives. It’s eight games unbeaten and we have to take that into the game against Blackpool.”


Vik scoring again…

“He was really brave. He got a whack on his head, but he put his body on the line and I’m glad that he got another one, it was really brave like I said.”


Wigan’s leveller…

“I felt like we were in control and maybe we got too comfy and sat deeper like I said.

“It’s disappointing in the nature we conceded, with it being a deflection but it’s a point away form home and it’s not too bad.

“It was an awkward height for Fadz and he was unlucky and it happens sometimes.”


Chasing a winner…

“It was a bit of a basketball game towards the end.

“We looked dangerous and we had some chances and Gus nearly nicked it, Godden had a difficult one and another day we may have scored three or four but it wasn’t to be.”


Returning from injury…

“I’m happy to be back. I didn’t expect to come on at half-time but to get to 45 minutes was pleasing and it was nice to get back out there with the lads.

“I’ve not had an injury like that for a long time and it was a shame it happened and since it did, I have worked hard to come back as quick as I can and now, I’m back I’m just buzzing.


Avoiding suspension…

“He reminded me before I came on. I almost forgot so I had to be careful, but thankfully I didn’t get one and now it goes to 15 yellow cards.

“I can relax a bit and play with a bit more freedom because it’s been at the back of my head so it’s nice to get it out the way.”


A point on the road…

“We would rather turn them draws into a win, but we always say a point in the Championship is a good point.

“We can’t be too disappointed with a draw. It’s eight unbeaten which is a really good thing and we have to continue that momentum and try and get three points against Blackpool.”

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