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INTERVIEW: Luis Binks on his return to the side, performances and the FA Cup

The defender has started the last two games...

5 January 2024

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Luis Binks on his return to the side, performances and the FA Cup

The defender has started the last two games...

5 January 2024

Luis Binks has been relishing his return to the side, after coming back in against Swansea City last week.

The defender was recalled to the side following the suspension to Liam Kitching and has started the last two games in the Championship.

Binks reflected on his first two games back in the side and his ambitions to keep that run going, continuing that against Oxford United this weekend in the FA Cup.

 

Return to the side against Swansea…

“It was a while since the last one, so it was on my mind that I wanted to obviously get back in the team and play games.

“I spoke to the manager and said, I want to play games and everything and he told me I’ve got to bide your time, like he said, at the start of the season, so that time finally came against Swansea City.”

 

How he felt he got on in the last two games…

“Personally, I thought that I did alright, it's always difficult after that long of not playing, I think it was just over two months.

“It was always going to be about me trying to find my feet and get back into rhythm and try not to do anything wrong.

“I just had to steady myself to just play myself back in. I thought it could have gone better, but it could have gone worse. I thought I'd done all right, but there's still a lot more to come.”

 

Backing up the Swansea draw with three points against Middlesbrough…

“On the night of Swansea, it felt like a loss conceding that late but then to go to Middlesbrough a few days later and get three points away from home sort of put everything for everything right.”

 

Spell out of the side…

“It was frustrating, but if all the time we're winning, it's difficult for the manager to change things.

“So, I understand that but yeah, like I said, I want to play and luckily when I played, we picked up points so I think whoever he has playing we've got a lot of strength in depth.”

 

Coming back into the team with a change of formation…

“It's only the last few years really where I've played in a back five, so my normal throughout my whole Academy days was a four.

“Coming back into the team it takes time and it takes games to get used to it again, I'm not going to be at my best in two games, you need a run of games like most players say, but I have enjoyed it.”

 

Focusing on Coventry during his loan…

“They're (Bologna) doing well in their league and but right now I feel like a Coventry player, I'm not really thinking about Bologna.

“I feel like I'm part of Coventry and I'm just focused on trying to get promotion this year and getting in the team here so no, I haven't spoken to them, and I don't know what happens going forward but I'm really happy here at the minute.”

 

Playing in the FA Cup this weekend…

“Growing up as a kid you always watch it and I was always going down to Gillingham if they got a big tie or away from home, I was always following them.

“It's a massive competition with a lot of history, so I'm excited to hopefully play in it.”

 


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