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VIDEO: ISLAND GOALKEEPER SIMON MOORE WINS PLAUDITS FOR MEMORABLE SKY BLUES PERFORMANCE

Former Brading Town goalkeeper, Simon Moore, has made a strong start to the season with some solid performances for the Championship side, Coventry City.

Awarded the No 1 jersey for the Sky Blues after his summer transfer from Sheffield United, Moore has been an ever-present for Coventry City since the start of the season.

Simon put in a man-of-the-match display between the sticks in Coventry’s 2-0 victory against Middlesbrough on Saturday, which saw the Sky Blues move up to 6th in the Championship table. His performance was memorable for a spectacular triple save made at the start of the second half, which ensured a clean sheet for Coventry.

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Speaking of his match-winning triple save, Simon said:

“I don’t really know what happened to be honest, I remember saving the first one then crashing into the post for the second one. Then, I think Fadz gave me a big stud on the third one!”

“We’ve got a really good set of lads here, and we just need to keep doing what we are doing, working hard and not change anything and not get too carried away.

“My job is to makes saves, and some weeks it goes for you and some weeks it doesn’t. I’m very calm and I know that in football good things happen and bad things happen and when the good times come enjoy it, and when the bad times come don’t get too down about it, and every time just learn from the experience.

“We’ve had a brilliant start, better than what we could have imagined, and we’ve just got to keep believing in ourselves.”

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Simon earned the praise of Coventry City manager, Mark Robins, who said of his performance after the game against Middlesbrough:

“He dealt with everything that was thrown at him. He was magnificent, and that gives you the confidence to go on from there, and we tried to play out against a very good team.

“He’s been outstanding since he’s been in the building.”

“He’s a brilliant lad, he loves the game and he’s worked his socks off. His concentration has been there because he comes in and works really hard every day.

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“He’s a model professional and the others can certainly learn from him in terms of his training and intensity. His quality is there for everyone to see.”

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