CC: WINNING THE NUMBERS GAME
Club News6th February
City midfielder Craig Conway is enjoying a fine run of form for Malky Mackay's pace-setters - and he has no intention of letting his match-winning performances drop a notch.
The twenty-seven year-old Scot has played a key role in helping City to eight wins in their last ten games and feels the Championship leaders have proved a point in recent weeks - especially on their travels.
"I think it was well-publicised in the media in the early part of the season that we'd struggled a bit away from home," said Craig. "But since then we've been fantastic on the road to the point whereby we have one of the strongest away records in the division now in conjunction with the best record at home. We've notched up five away wins on the bounce now which is brilliant, but the hard work doesn't stop here.
"We've another long trip now to Huddersfield which won't be easy, but as I say, our current form away from home is very good. Hopefully we can pick up another three points on Saturday with the right performance.
"Huddersfield gave us a tough test on the opening day of the season though, with Huds scoring the winner for us with virtually the last kick of the ball. They've got a lot of players who can hurt you and I'm sure they'll be looking to find some form again after a difficult run of results.
"We're looking good at the moment and although it's very boring to say it, we do have to prepare and see out each game as it comes. Teams have slipped up in the past when looking like they were certain for promotion, so we have to ensure that nothing like that happens to us. We don't worry about anybody else either, just concentrate on ourselves. If you start working out points needed or things like that then you can come unstuck."
As for the versatility of the current squad, Craig thinks City are enjoying the fruits of the number game. He added: "We've got a very good squad and the manager has obviously added even more quality to that in the last few weeks.
"The key thing I think is that we're now covered in pretty much every position on the field which is what you need to be successful. Everybody is really fighting for their shirt now and I think that's evident if you watch the games and training. We're all really up for it and going for it.
"Everybody wants to play and I've really enjoyed the past few months. I'm feeling fit and long may this continue; hopefully the team will keep winning with me as part of it.
"Sometimes it can take time to settle and injuries do play their part. But I think I've improved again in the past year and particularly in terms of my fitness; hopefully this is something the manager has seen which has meant I've been part of his plans. I just want to keep playing well now and helping us achieve what we want to achieve."