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INTERVIEW: Kyle McFadzean talks clean sheets, run of form and Hull City

10 March 2023


INTERVIEW: Kyle McFadzean talks clean sheets, run of form and Hull City

10 March 2023

Sky Blues defender Kyle McFadzean is looking forward to returning to the Coventry Building Society Arena this weekend.

The Sky Blues will entertain Hull City tomorrow afternoon, as they look to build on last weekend’s 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.

McFadzean comes into the game off the back of his nomination for Championship Player of the Month, marking an exceptional return to his inclusion in the side following his recovery from injury.

The centre-back has the clubs clean sheet record in his sights and is hoping that can be broken sooner rather than later.


Happy to be back…

“100%. It wasn’t a very nice time watching football from the sidelines. I’m buzzing to be back and obviously we’re looking up the league which is good.”


Aiming for the play-offs…

“I think we need to take it one game at a time. We have a points total that we want to reach before the break and if we hit that we will come back with eight games to go and give it a right good go.”


Clean sheet record this season…

“I’m buzzing for Ben (Wilson). He has had a really good season and it’s quite interesting because he’s on 17 clean sheets and so is Viktor with goals.

“Hopefully Ben can break the record tomorrow and he gets the 18th and then we can aim for 20 and then onwards.

“We’ve surpassed what we wanted to get, so that’s been good and now we want more and more.”

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Callum Doyle and Luke McNally playing alongside him…

“They’ve got better and better as the season has gone on. Luke, since he has come in, he’s been unbelievable.

“He’s solid and first and foremost he defends before anything else which is really good and then obviously Doyler (Callum Doyle) started slow, but he has come on really well and he’s got a really bright future ahead of him.”


His own form this season…

“I’m just really enjoying myself and that’s probably the reason I’ve played so long. I’ve been here four seasons now and I think I’ve improved as a player with the coaches and manager.

“I’m really enjoying it and it’s probably easier being in a good team as well, because I’ve had good players around me.

“It’s nice playing well, but you’re only as good as you’re next game, so you can always have a bad one, but hopefully that doesn’t happen.”


The bond in the squad…

“I’ve always said, teams I’ve been at that had been successful have that togetherness and I think that’s one thing the Gaffer, Adi and Dennis have installed.

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“With the recruitment, they check what the lads are like as characters and players and that’s a big reason why the group has gone on to where it has.”


Academy graduates getting in the side…

“It shows the coaching they get from Adi and Dennis and their up bringing in the academy.

“Josh (Eccles) has been brilliant since he came back from injury. He’s been one of the outstanding players and then Ryan (Howley) on Saturday didn’t look out of place.

“Sometimes you can go under as a player, but I thought he stuck his shoulders out and stood out and was quire aggressive which surprised me.

“Jack (Burroughs) is a really good prospect, but he just need games and he has a bright future ahead of him as well.”


Back to the CBS Arena to face Hull…

“I can’t wait to get back home. We want to put on another good performance. It’s going to be a tough game because they’ve been doing really well recently.

“They’ve not conceded too many goals, so it will be a tight game. We have to be on it tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it.”

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