WINGER Jacob Murphy wants to catch up with striker Adam Armstrong and help fire the Sky Blues to promotion following a huegly impressive performance during Saturday’s victory over Chesterfield.
The 20-year-old joined the Sky Blues on a season-long loan from Norwich City in the summer and made his fourth start of the season.
Murphy may not have scored what would have been a second goal in sky blue colours on Saturday, but he produced a man-of-the-match performance down the left wing.
His pace, skill and shooting ability proved too much for the Chesterfield defence and although Murphy is happy to continue picking up assists, he also wants to climb up the goalscoring charts.
He said: “I’m a bit gutted I didn’t score myself. I want to catch Arma (Armstrong) up!
“I do count assists! My mum does anyway! It’s important for me to be getting them and it’s a good feeling.
“I just looked up and saw Arma in space, he can deal with ball in tight spaces so I gave it him and he netted again which is great.
“I knew I had to play well, it’s all about consistency, especially being on loan. I have to play well to stay in this team, it’s full of talent and I know I could be out at whatever moment. I gave my best and it was a positive performance for me and the boys.
“I know I didn’t play well at Scunthorpe, no-one had to tell me I had a bad game, but I had to put it right today and it was a really good performance from us all.”
A third win in four matches at home maintains the club’s unbeaten start at the Ricoh Arena.
And Murphy knows just how important it is to put on a good show for the fans who have watched the Sky Blues underperform all too often at home in recent years.
He added: “We like to put a show on for our supporters who deserve it after recent years.
“There was a lot of free flowing football and the boys at the back gave it us to do our job so it was a good all round performance. It was a really fun game.
“We created plenty of chances and the scoreline didn’t portray the game, but we got the three points and that’s all that matters.”