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AAPO HALME PREVIEWS COVENTRY CLASH

18 February 2022

Our Finnish defender looks ahead to Saturday's encounter at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

ON FITNESS
“I feel great now to be able to play. It’s been really frustrating because at first, we thought it was going to be a three week injury, but then it turned out to be three months, so it’s not ideal but, eventually, we got there, and now I feel great.

“I’m just looking forward, especially the home games, to start and play well and wins games. I’m looking forward to that.”

ON RECOVERY
“It was tough, I can’t lie. I was home a couple of times to rehab, also, so that helped a little bit. The lads were supportive, so it’s not like I was left out of the group for three months – I still felt like part of the group.

“The physios are also great people, so I got the support I needed. It feels normal now, so fingers crossed that everything goes well.”

ON BEING BACK TRAINING
“It was nice. The game was even better, obviously, to play and it just feels much better than being in the physio room every day.

“I played under 23s before for 45 minutes and, on Monday, I played in 90 against Hull for the under 23s, so I feel my body is much better now than it was in the Huddersfield game.

“So, I feel like I can start playing.”

ON QUEENS PARK RANGERS WIN
“I think there’s always been confidence. We just need to keep going game by game. I can’t talk about other teams, but we feel confident.”

ON COVENTRY CITY
“I’ve heard that it’s almost 100 years since we won there, so I hope we can change that. It’s mad, the history of football in England. I feel like Finland is only 100 years old, but you have teams here that are even older, so it’s very interesting.”


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