21st Jul, 2019

Grimmer heaps praise of City back four, describing it as the 'most solid' he's known

FOOTBALL: TALENTED young defender Jack Grimmer believes he’s working with the ‘most solid’ group of defensive players in his career so far.

The 23-year-old Scottish international said he’s pleased with the start the Sky Blues have made, especially considering how many new men were added to the squad over the summer.

A lot of new players have come in this season and the start has been good considering how quickly we’ve all had to gel,” said Grimmer.

“In my career, it’s the most solid defence I’ve known.

“Before I’ve looked at where the team is a quarter of the way through the season. By then everyone has played a good chunk of games and you can look at things from there.

“I’m pleased with the clean sheets. It’s something we’ve always been focused on.”

The Sky Blues have been helped at the back by the work in goal from Lee Burge, who has recorded three clean sheets on the spin in League Two football.

Grimmer said: “I’ll sing his (Lee Burge) praises as long as he continues to do that. Three clean sheets speaks for itself.

“Tom (Davies) too was good on Tuesday night. He won every header, was aggressive, and kept things simple when he had the ball.

“It’s nice to see a fellow defender rewarded for their part in a clean sheet.”

Having played every minute of the league season so far, Grimmer is keen to remain in the starting line-up.

And he revealed he’s been working hard away from the training ground to ensure he avoids injury.

He added: “I made my intentions clear when joining that if the manager wanted me I’d be available for every match.

“I’ve been working on stuff behind the scenes to make sure I’m injury free.

“I had the chance to get forward and create some chances against Carlisle on Tuesday, that’s one of my strengths.”

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