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11 November 2016

Conor Townsend says nothing too much should be read into Coventry City’s league position, as he feels they’ll provide tough opposition on Saturday.

Despite this though, the full-back states United will go to the Ricoh Arena with sole intention of taking all three points.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Townsend said: “They struggled a bit at the start of the season but, with the team they’ve got and the size of the club, I think they will improve.

“We’re going into the game like we would any other. We’ve prepared right throughout the week and we’ll look to play how we want to play on Saturday, and hopefully get the right result.”

The Iron go into Saturday’s fixture on the back of a 2-0 away win at Cambridge United in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday, and Townsend believes it’s the exact springboard which was needed.

“On Saturday we were all disappointed with the result. I thought we played pretty well in the game, but didn’t get the result we wanted,” he stated.

“However, it was a quick turnaround and a chance for us to put it right which we did.”

Townsend feels the upcoming couple of months are crucial in the context of the whole season, with plenty of points up for grabs over the festive period.

The 23-year-old explained a good Christmas and New Year can set you up well going into the home stretch, something he insisted the Iron will be looking for.

“It’s nice being top now, but it doesn’t really mean anything at the minute," he said.

"I think if we can stay up there past Christmas into January, then we’ll give ourselves a real chance.

“Last year we had a good run at the back end and it was too little too late, but now we’re up there we’ll be looking to stay in contention and give ourselves a chance come the end of the season.”

Reflecting on his own recent return to fitness, Townsend says he’s just happy to be back playing, after missing a fair chunk of time due to injury.

“It’s good to get back in,” Townsend continued.

“Harry (Toffolo) was a bit unlucky with his injury. I got injured and Harry got in, then Harry picked up his and I got myself back in.

“I feel good now, I feel fit, I feel back to where I was, and hopefully I can kick on now.”

See much more from Conor Townsend, Graham Alexander and Josh Morris on The Iron PlayerHD.

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