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INTERVIEW: Liam Kitching explains why Coventry and the amazing Sky Blues supporters

The defender joins on a four-year deal...

1 September 2023

Liam Kitching said he is ‘absolutely delighted’ to seal his Deadline Day move to the Sky Blues from Barnsley.

The centre-back becomes the 11th man to come through the door at Coventry this summer, making the move from the League One side.

Kitching joins on a four-year deal, where he will link-up with some familiar faces, most notably his centre-back partner from last season, Bobby Thomas.

Speaking after completing his move, Kitching explained why he wanted to join Coventry and why the Sky Blue Army impressed him so much.


Getting the deal done…

“I’m absolutely delighted to finally get the deal done over the line and I just can't wait to meet the lads and get going.

“I can't wait to meet the lads and I can't wait to meet the fans and to step out on that pitch with the Sky Blue shirt on.”


Why he wanted to join Coventry…

“The first thing that springs into my mind was Wembley.

“We (Barnsley) went to the game before because obviously, we were playing the day after us, so we went to the game before and the one moment that sticks was there, was just a sea of Sky Blue fans that were there.

“It was amazing and the atmosphere they created was electric.

“Then also, I think the stature of the club and the fans coming together is massive and I think I'll fit right into it.”

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How the move came about…

“It’s been a bit of a long one, to be fair.

“I heard there was a bit of interest after Wembley and it’s been a bit of a slow burner but on Deadline Day it finally got done.”


First conversation with the Manager…

“I spoke to him earlier after I got my medical done and he speaks very highly of the club, the facilities, the owners and stuff like that.

“I've spoke to a few of the boys, because I know a few of the lads here and they have said nothing but praise about the place.”


First taste of the Coventry Building Society Arena…

“I can't wait. I'm going to the match tomorrow, so I can't wait to just hear the noise and the roar of the fans.

“I think it's one thing that the lads have said about the fans, they're very, very passionate and you have to give them what they want, so I'm all here for that.”

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Meeting up with familiar faces…

“It will be good to see them.

“I'm very close to them even outside of football, I've stayed in touch with them after they are left so I feel like it's made it a lot easier for me to come to the Club and get involved with the lads.

“They’ve been trying to get me here for a while but obviously it's been out of my hands, but yeah, like I said, I can't wait to meet them again.”


Playing alongside Bobby Thomas again…

“Me and Bobby we've got a great and a great relationship on the pitch, so I think it'll help, but like I said, I just want to meet the lads first and get to know them all and see what I can bring to the team.”




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