Date: 27th January 2015 at 9:16pm
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Conor Coady has said he can’t wait to get back on the pitch this weekend, especially as it’s a West Yorkshire derby against Leeds United.

Having scored the winner against Wigan Athletic at the weekend to extend our current run of form to ten points from five games, Coady told the Official Site that he felt it was a perfect away performance from the team, and definitely gave us a good lift ahead of the next game.

‘It was always going to be a battle at Wigan on Saturday as the pitch wasn’t the best. They are fighting for their lives and gave it their all, but at the same time we want to win every game we play. I thought the lads coped well with those conditions. We turned them around when we had to and tried to play a bit when we could, which led to us getting the goal at the end. It was a great away performance from us, which heralded a massive win.’

With Coady given more advanced instructions in the game with new signing David Edgar playing the holding role, and with Jonathan Hogg missing through injury, Coady said we were obviously missing Hoggy’s presence, but he felt his did well, he enjoyed it and he was delighted to get the all important goal in the encounter.

‘We were missing Hoggy who has been brilliant for us, but Eddy came in and was fantastic, he tackled, headed, broke up play and kept the ball. In general that allowed me to get a bit further forward, but we needed to be a bit tighter as a team. Hopefully we can carry that into Saturday’s game.’

Going on to say that we are taking it one game at a time, as the victory did push us level on points with 12th placed Nottingham Forest, he said that we would go into the derby with good confidence and under manager Chris Powell the players know their job to the letter, and the task for us will be to continue doing what we’ve been doing so far, and continuing building but also come out with the bragging rights which would be another good boost for the players.

‘We want to go out and keep building on how we’ve been playing over the last few weeks. If we do that, you never know where it can take you. It’s a massive derby on Saturday. We have bad memories of the first game against Leeds from earlier in the season and we want to put that right as a team, so we’ll go out looking to put in a good performance.’

Coady ends by saying that in his opinion we are a much better team than we were back in the first encounter in September, and he feels of late the fans would’ve definitely seen a side showing improvement and growing in confidence, and they’ve been playing their part as well in pushing the players on, so hopefully it’ll come together nicely at the weekend and everybody will be celebrating another three points.

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