Promotion ‘still the main target’ despite progress in the cup - The Coventry Observer

14th Aug, 2022

Promotion ‘still the main target’ despite progress in the cup

Ben Tyler 13th Nov, 2019

GOALSCORER Sam McCallum is still targetting promotion at the end of the season after helping the Sky Blues reach the second round of the FA Cup last weekend.

Coventry City were 2-0 winners at League Two Colchester United, with McCallum netting the visitors’ second with a fine long range free kick to add to Jordan Shipley’s 11th-minute opener.

Mark Robins’ side will now host a League One rival in either Lincoln City or Ipswich Town on Saturday November 30.

Speaking on Coventry’s progression, McCallum said: “Before the game, we knew we couldn’t be complacent, Colchester are a good side, we just had to get ourselves into the hat for the next round and we did that.

“Everything worked really well, we kept the ball well and kept a clean sheet.”

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, the wing-back now believes a promotion push is in reach after a promising start to the season which has placed Coventry in sixth place after 16 games played.

“As everyone else at the club wants, I want a promotion at the end of the season,” said McCallum.

“On a personal note, I feel like I just need to keep playing games and more importantly to keep playing games consistently.

“I’ve had a good run of games now and that has given me time to build up my confidence. It was a good confidence boost knowing that the gaffer can be confident in sending another player out on loan and keeping me to be one of his two left-backs.

“I just need to keep my head down, keep playing and keep getting minutes and hopefully I can progress from there.”

Coventry return to league action at home to Rochdale on Saturday (3pm).

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