16th Nov, 2018

McDonald reveals City boss Mark Robins played a huge part in him joining Coventry

FOOTBALL: DEFENDER Rod McDonald revealed Mark Robins’ intentions with Coventry City for this season convinced him to sign up to the Sky Blues’ League Two campaign.

The former Northampton Town man, who made the decision to drop down a division in a bid to get more first team action, has settled into life at Coventry well.

With two clean sheets already under the back four, McDonald hopes the trend can continue this weekend – though admits tomorrow’s game against Newport will be a ‘battle’.

He said: “Keeping two clean sheets in our opening two games is the best outcome you could hope for as a defender.

“Everyone is working their socks off. We will concede obviously, but at the moment we must try and keep as many clean sheets as possible.

“To have Michael (Doyle) and Liam (Kelly) in front of me makes my job easier, as does having Chris, Jordan, and Jack with me.

“I spoke to the gaffer and had other clubs interested in me. But what he wants to do here is what I wanted.

“Promotion is what we want, we won’t shy away from that.

“I don’t understand why I’d want to be sitting on the bench in the Championship or League One, I’d much rather be getting first team action in League Two.”

The 25-year-old underlined how the Sky Blues camp has been warned about complacency and encouraged to work hard throughout the season.

“They’re onto us about training and working hard every day,” said McDonald.

“We feed off each other.

“Newport will be a battle, like most League Two teams. We’ll weather the storm though. I don’t mind a battle.”

 

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